This spice is famous for its distinct flavor, is high in vitamin and mineral content and has got both culinary and medicinal applications. Can be found as an essential ingredient of Garam masala blend. It also makes a great addition to sweet dishes and desserts such as baked fruit, pies and muffins. Haven’t used yet…?
Try sprinkling sprinkling powdered star anise into your next batch of dishes or throw a couple of whole pods into your next pot of soup for a warming boost of flavor.
Star anise is one of the signature flavors of Chinese savoury cooking. The five-spice powder mix common in China contains star anise. It is used to flavor vegetables, meat, and to marinate meat. It is used as a condiment for flavoring curries, confectionaries, spirits, and for pickling. It is also used in perfumery. The essential oil of star anise is used to flavor soft drinks, bakery products and liquors. The fruit is anti-bacterial, carminative, diuretic and stomachic. It is considered useful in flatulence and spasmodic.