Rinci | Italian Sea Fennel Products

What is sea fennel?

Sea fennel—known as paccasassi in the local Ancona dialect—is an aromatic succulent plant traditionally eaten in the eastern Italian region of Marche. These sea-loving plants have tender stalks and delicate elongated leaves with a unique subtle marine flavor. 

Luca, Francesco, and Alessandro, founders of Rinci, collaborate with local farmers to organically cultivate this regional favorite. To make their maionese di paccasassi, the sea fennel shoots are hand-harvested in late spring and use them to craft a variety of products, including pickled sea fennel, pesto and mayonnaise.

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