Star Anise

Much different than the Anise Seed, this flower fruit produces essential oils and aromas to help bring out the calm flavors hidden in many dishes. It is commonly used dried and reused in soups and garnishes.

Most commonly found in winter dishes to help bring warm and calm sensation back to the body. Helps clear ones head and skin with natural oils.

Basic PreparationBest when ground or whole for stew
Recommended ApplicationsLight soups, rice pudding, barbecued chicken, braised leeks, or poached fish/shellfish.
Taste & AromaLicorice, Sweet, Earthy
Product StyleWhole
CuisineAsian, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Vietnamese
Handling / StorageCool Dry
Shelf Life3+
Country of OriginChina