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Star Anise

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Star anise is a spice originating from China and Vietnam, derived from the fruit of the Illicium verum tree. It gets its name from its distinctive star-shaped appearance with eight points.

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27,71 €

  • 500 g bag
  • 1 kg bag
  • 5 BOLSAS DE 500 G - TOTAL 2,5 K
  • CAJA DE 10 KG

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The flavor of star anise is similar to that of regular anise but is more intense and carries a hint of licorice.

How to use star anise in cooking:

  1. Infusions and teas: Star anise can be added to infusions and teas to impart flavor and aroma. It is commonly used in combination with other spices like cinnamon and cloves to make comforting winter teas.

  2. Baking: It is often used in recipes for sweets, cakes, cookies, and bread to add a distinctive anise flavor. It's also a common ingredient in savory dishes like marinades for pork or roasted duck.

  3. Asian cuisine: Star anise is an essential ingredient in many dishes of Asian cuisine, including Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. It's often used in soups, broths, sauces, and meat dishes, where it adds a unique aromatic flavor.

Why buy star anise:

  1. Unique flavor: Star anise has a distinct flavor that can add depth and complexity to a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

  2. Versatility in cooking: It can be used in a wide range of dishes, from desserts to main courses, making it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen.

  3. Health benefits: Besides its culinary use, star anise has also been associated with various health benefits, including antioxidant and digestive properties.

  4. Long shelf life: Star anise is a dried spice and can be stored for a long time in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, maintaining its flavor and aroma for months.

In summary, buying star anise can be a great choice to add unique flavor and aroma to your dishes, while also providing health benefits and versatility in cooking.

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