Organic Anise Star, Organic - Spice - Spice Hut

Organic Star Anise - Whole / Ground

Indulge in the licorice-like sweetness of Organic Star Anise. Whole or ground, it's perfect for broths, braises, and spice blends.
Whole / 2 oz
$ 11.24
Whole / 4 oz
$ 21.24

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Description
Shaped like a star, Organic Star Anise boasts a sweet, licorice-like flavor with a hint of spice. Whole star anise is used in broths and braises, while ground star anise powder is a common ingredient in spice blends like five-spice powder.

Star Anise is one of the more beautiful spices in appearance having a beautiful 8 pointed star formation around the flavor filled seeds. A sweet licorice aroma and flavor make this spice a popular choice for use in preparing absinthe Vietnamese pho soup and garam masala. In addition to these dishes star anise is also used as one of the primary spice ingredients in Chinese 5 Spice Powder.
More Info about this Spice
Botanical Name

Illicium verum

Origin

Southwest China and Vietnam. Star anise is not related to anise seed, although they share some flavor characteristics.

Flavor Profile

Warm, licorice-like, with a sweet and slightly peppery aroma.

Culinary Uses

* East Asian: Essential ingredient in pho, broths, five-spice powder

* European: Used in some liqueurs


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