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Star Anise

Star Anise

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Star Anise, also called Chinese Star Anise and Star Aniseed, is a spice obtained from the fruits of an Asian shrub. It is so-named because the seed pods are star-shaped and contain a highly aromatic compound called anethole, which is responsible for the anise-like flavor of the spice.

As a component of garam masala and Chinese Five-Spice Powder, star anise is a common seasoning in Indian and Asian foods. Whole star anise is also used in potpourri mixtures and tea blends.

The star pods are fragrant and attractive. Just one gives a lot of flavor, so use sparingly.

Add the whole pods to potpourri and simmering spice mixes.

Featured in Asian cooking. Infuse whole star anise pods in wine, gin, vodka or brandy. Add to custom tea blends, especially chai recipes. 

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