Embark on a culinary journey with our Star Anise, a spice hailed from the fruit of the Illicium verum tree, native to the evergreen forests of Southwest China and Vietnam. Known for its distinctive star shape and aniseed flavor, Star Anise plays a pivotal role in various global cuisines, particularly in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Indian cooking.
Each pod of Star Anise consists of eight pointed segments, housing a petite, shiny seed, all of which are bursting with a sweet, licorice-like flavor. This spice is a key ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder and is essential in the creation of Vietnam's celebrated Pho soup. Its warm, aromatic properties make it ideal for flavoring meats, stews, and broths, as well as for infusing richness into desserts and beverages.
Our Star Anise is more than just a spice; it's an aromatic gateway to exploring the depths of Asian cuisine and traditional healing. Whether used whole or ground, Star Anise adds a touch of sweetness and a hint of the exotic to your cooking, transporting your senses to faraway lands.
Botanical Name: Illicium verum
Also known as: Badian, Chinese Star Anise, Anise Estrellado, Sternanis, Anice Stellato, Étoile d'Anis, アニス星, نجمة اليانسون