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Star Anise (Whole)

Star Anise, also called Chinese Star Anise and Star Aniseed, is a spice obtained from the fruits of an Asian shrub. It is so-named because the seed pods are star-shaped and contain a highly aromatic compound called anethole, which is responsible for the anise-like flavor of the spice.As a component of garam masala and Chinese Five-Spice Powder, star anise is a common seasoning in Indian and Asian foods. Whole star anise is also used in potpourri mixtures and tea blends.
Also Known As indian anise, chinese star anise, star aniseed, anise star, star anise
SKU 298


Gluten Free No
Kosher Yes
Organic No

Ordering & Availability

Minimum Order Quantity 100 lbs


Application decorative - Add the whole pods to potpourri and simmering spice mixes.culinary - Featured in Asian cooking. Infuse whole pods in wine, gin, vodka or brandy. Add to custom tea blends, especially chai recipes. Use the ground spice in baking.aromatic - Star anise contributes a spicy note to perfumes.wellness - A whole pod may be chewed to fresh breath.industrial - Star anise is a flavoring agent in chewing gum, candy and cough syrups. The seed is used to manufacture the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
Country of Origin China

Regulatory & Compliance

Allergens Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Milk, Wheat, Soy, Fish, Crustacean, Sesame Seeds (Canada), Mustard (Canada)

Storage & Packaging

Pack Sizes 1/4 pound, 1 pound
Storage Instructions Store in an airtight container away from heat and light.