This pungent spice has a strong flavour and is popular in Chinese cooking.
Star anise is the seed pod from the fruit of the illicium verum plant, an evergreen shrub native to Southwest China.
Although this star-shaped pod has a similar flavour and name to Spanish anise, the two plants are unrelated. A compound called anethole is responsible for the liquorice-like flavour of both plants.
Star Anise Seed (100%).
|Typical Value||Per 100g|
|Energy||138kJ / 59Kcal|
|Of which Saturates||0g|
|Of which Sugars||9g|
See ingredients in bold.
Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with a liquorice-like aroma. The dominant flavour in Chinese five-spice powder, star anise is also used to flavour alcoholic drinks such as pastis. The whole spice is an attractive eight-pointed star, but star anise is more often found ground to a powder.
Ready to use.
Suitable for vegetarian.
Use as a spices.
Preparation:Ready to use.
Keep in a dry, cool place.
For Best Before End: See packaging.
Country of Origin:
Star Oriental Trading Ltd.
Unit D, Centurion Park,
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