Anise Star Whole Canister 190g
|Star anise in a canister. Star anise is a spice that closely resembles anise in flavour, obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of illicium verum.|
It is a major component of garam marsala and five spice. Used in baking and liquor production.
Great with cooked fruits in casseroles and desserts.
Star anise are traditionally added in soups, Chinese dishes or in Peking duck.
Star anise has been used in a tea as a traditional remedy for rheumatism, and seeds are sometimes chewed after meals to aid digestion.
Japanese star anise, a similar tree, is not eatable because it is highly toxic! It contains sikimitoxin. It is burned as an incense.
The trees that bear this spice, will not produce any fruit until they are six years old.