Star Anise is a Mediterranean herb in the parsley family, cultivated for its seedlike fruits and the oil obtained from them. Star Anise is a star shaped spice which is predominantly used in Asian cooking. The spice can be used as either whole pods or the pods can be broken up. Here are some interesting facts about this wonderful spice!
- Anise’s flavour is distinct, sweet with a fresh and pleasing aftertaste.
- Star Anise has a fennel and liquorice like aroma.
- Star Anise is often used as a stimulant in cough syrups and to aid the relief of nausea and fluid retention.
- Anise is also used for upset stomachs and as an appetite stimulant.
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