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Star Anise

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Olivenation Star Anise, also known as Chinese Anise is a spice that comes from the star-shaped fruit of the Southeast Asian Illicium verum plant.




Olivenation Star Anise - Star anise, also known as Chinese Anise is a spice that comes from the star-shaped fruit of the Southeast Asian Illicium verum plant. The sweetness of star anise  complements the savory flavor of meats, soups and stews. Dried star shaped can be added whole to some recipes, but like most spices, it is more potent when it is ground.

With a sweet licorice-like flavor and aroma similar to anise, star anise is commonly used in Vietnamese cooking, particularly in the noodle soup called Pho. It is also a major ingredient in Chinese, Indian and other Asian cuisines. Star anise is an essential in the preparation of the Indian spice mixture, Garam Masala and Chinese five-spice powder.

Star anise enhances the flavor of fruits like apples, plums and pears. Use star anise, cloves, asian pears, cinnamon sticks, lemon, and sugar to make fabulous poached pears. It is also a nice addition to a creamy carrot soup or make a mulled wine for your next party with star anise, cinnamon sticks, apple cider and red wine.


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IngredientsDried Star Anise
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