These star-shaped fruits are picked right before ripening and dried before use. Star anise is a sweet and delicious spice and extremely versatile. This wonderfully aromatic spice has licorice undertones and gives the mouth a warm feeling with a mild numbing effect. It is best used as an accent flavor and is a favorite with bakers and can improve the flavor of many savory dishes.  


Star anise is commonly used in its whole form to flavor teas, marinades, soups, broths, and other liquids and generally removed before serving. In its ground form, star anise is potent and can be added directly to foods. Star anise is high in iron and has been used to promote sleep, ease joint pain, relieve muscle aches, and improve digestion, which in turn benefits the immune system.




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Dried Fruits


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.


Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

Sambuca (an Italian liqueur)

Sichuan Red Chili Oil

Star Anise and Ginger Braised Chicken

Velvety Quinoa Pudding

Vietnamese Pho 

Anise Star Pod

SKU: 1178
  • Specific: No known precautions.

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    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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