Star Anise, Ground

Ground star anise seasoning has an elusively sweet, licorice-like flavor, popular in Chinese and Southeast Asian cooking. This ground star anise seasoning can be stirred into sauces and stir-fries, used in sweet baking, or blended into Chinese 5 Spice mixes.


Star anise is common in many Chinese dishes, especially recipes involving pork or chicken. Also known as Chinese anise, it features the same three essential oils as the unrelated anise seed. Waverly Root writes, "In putting this combination together once nature had already amply demonstrated her chemical skill; it was sheer showing off to perform the feat twice in two totally unrelated plants." The flavor of star anise is noticeably stronger than the anise seed. 

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