Star Anise, Whole
.5 oz package
Star anise has a warm aroma with a hint of licorice that goes great with many dishes. It is great for seasoning meats and curries and it is an important ingredient of Pho or Vietnamese beef noodle soup. It is part of the traditional Chinese five spice powder and is also used in Chinese traditional medicine.
Star anise is harvested from a medium sized tree native to southern China and north Vietnam. It is also called Chinese star anise or badiam. This herb is used to season foods, mulled wine and liquor. Star anise is becoming a popular substitute for regular anise.