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Organic Star Anise
The beautiful star-shaped pods of star anise are a classic spice of Christmas but also a classic in the kitchen. The eight-pointed-stars are part of the five-spice, where it has a starring role along with cinnamon,fennel, cloves, and peppercorns. The spice’s flavor is warming and comforting and works well for flavored and fall-themed drinks.
What is star anise?
It is going by various names like star anise, Chinese star anise, or badian the spice stars in various kitchens. It comes from a fruit growing on the Chinese evergreen tree called Illicium verum and is harvested before ripening. After that, it is dried and sold. The flavor reminds a bit of licorice, and the name comes from the star shape. In each star, you’ll find between six and ten points, each containing a sole seed. Even though anise and star anise are similar in name and flavor, the spices are unrelated.
How to cook with star anise ?
Used traditionally in Christmas recipes, star anise is a comforting flavor of the holidays. Moreover, the star spice can also be found in traditional Chinese recipes, and it is an essential component in Indian biryani, spiced chai teas, garam masala, and Vietnamese pho. Similar to bay leaves, you can’t eat the whole spice; it is usually stewed whole with the meal or added grounded. If you use it in soups or stews, make sure to remove it before serving the dish as eating it whole might hurt you with the sharp edges of the stars. You can cook plenty of recipes with star anise, including the classic mulled wine, spicy Christmas cookies, or Thai chicken noodle soup. Star anise has a flavor similar to fennel or anise, but it is not related to them in any way. Great spice combinations would be with clove,coriander, cardamom, and cinnamon.
In general, star anise brings a variety of great attributes to your table. It has health benefits and provides a hint of a cozy atmosphere for your meals and home.