Star Anise Whole, Certified Organic - 0.8 oz
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Country of Origin: India
Other names: Bead tree, margosa, Chinese star anise
Appearance: Five to ten rich dark brown seed pods make up a star. The seeds inside the pods are a consistent light brown.
Typically used: Whole or ground
Origin: Star anise, the star shaped fruit of an oriental tree; this tree originated in China and Vietnam.
Flavor: Bitter and reminiscent of anise
Aroma: The pods smell of licorice and are stronger than normal anise.
Culinary uses: Star anise can be used whole, in sections, or ground. A little goes a long way with this spice as the flavor is strong. The spice is used in sweets, with the addition of sweeteners to combat the bitterness, but is more commonly found in meat and poultry dishes. It is an ingredient in the warming Indian spice blend, garam masala, and Masala chai. Star anise fits wonderfully in tomato sauces and braised beef dishes. The spice is very common in Chinese cuisine, including soups, sauces, meat and chicken dishes, and eggs. Star anise is an ingredient in the spice blend, Chinese five spice.
Did you know?
For centuries, people have been using star anise to make infused drinking water or infusing star anise with other spices into their broths and stocks. To infuse your water, simply drop one star anise in a water jug, and next day the water will be incredibly fragrant!
This is the Chinese variety, not the Japanese variety of Star Anise.
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Hi! I'm Sandeep.
I travel to India, Asia, South America, and Europe to bring you back some of the most pristine, pure, organic clean ingredients in the world. All the products you'll find here at Pure Indian Foods are ones that me and my family use personally.
My family has been making ghee since 1889. Today, my wife, Nalini (aka "The Ghee Lady"), carries on this tradition. She still makes all the ghee and tightens every jar by hand.
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