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Star Anise

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Whole star anise.
Wheat-free • Does not naturally contain gluten • Vegetarian, Vegan • Dairy-free.


Star anise is a dark brown star shaped pod with eight segments. This spice is best used within Chinese, Indonesian and Indian cuisine. Star aniseed is one of the spicier aniseed.
  • Used within Chinese, Indonesian and Indian cuisine.
  • A spicier flavour than other aniseeds.
  • Can be added whole or broken into segments.
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How to Use

This spice is a great way of adding flavour to soups and stews. Simply add to the recipe at the beginning and allow the flavours to infuse during the cooking process. It is also a common ingredient in garam masala.

Cooking Tip

Infuse in hot water for a heady aromatic tea, or add into mulled wine along with allspice, cloves and nutmeg.

Health Benefits

Star anise has been used within traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The spice is rich in antifungal, anti bacterial and antioxidant properties.


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