Anise Star, Star Anise Pods, Organic, Illicium verum
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Whole star anise is used in pickling and brining, marinades, and tea. Steep these pieces in milk when making ice cream or custards
It has an elusively sweet, licorice-like flavor, popular in Chinese and Southeast Asian cooking
Anise Star Pods are the seed pods of an evergreen tree (Illicium Verum) grown in southwestern China and Japan. The taste is similar to regular anise except stronger.
Star anise plays a key role in the slow cooked dishes that characterize Eastern Chinese cuisine.
Uses: Anise star pods are used in Chinese “red” cooking, where foods are cooked for a long time in soy sauce. The herb is used to flavor “marbled eggs” and many Asian soups, in Thai iced tea, and in Peking duck. Anise star pods are also chewed after meals in order to freshen breath.
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