Star anise organic
Star Anise organic
Star anise is a spice from the plant star anise (Illicium verum), originally from Northeast China. Star anise resembles anise in flavor, and is widely used in Chinese cooking, and to a lesser degree in South Asian and Indonesian cooking. Star anise is one of the ingredients in the Chinese femkrydderipulver (the others are: pepper, cinnamon, cloves and fennel), and the capsules are sometimes chewed after a meal to help digestion.
Star anise contains anethole, the same substance that gives its anise flavor. In recent times begun to use star anise as a cheaper alternative for anise in baking as well as in liquor brewing.