Star Anise

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30g Jar. Refill packs coming soon!

(Illicium Verum)

Spicy and sweet with strong liquorice notes.

Star Anise comes from the magnolia family and is shaped like an eight pointed star, each point containing a single seed. In Chinese culture this pointy spice is believed to signify good luck. More intense than Anise, in Japanese culture Star Anise is also traditionally burned as Incense.

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Perfect For:
Star Anise is the key ingredient in the Chinese Five Spice blend and the hero of most Chinese and south Asian dishes. It is perfect for marinating and flavouring rich fatty meats such as pork belly and duck. Its full, sweet, intense flavour is a great addition to mulled wine, tea, and jams.

Medicinal Benefits:
Star Anise, high in Iron and containing Fibre, is thought to aid digestion and act as an antioxidant and anti-bacterial agent.

*Please consult your health care professional if your intended use is in place of prescribed medications.

 

Origin:
Sourced from far beyond the Wall. Home of terracotta soldiers and fried rice - The People's Republic of China

Storage Requirements:
Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight



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