Star Anise


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Organic 1lb, Origin: India


Star anise contains anethole, the same ingredient that gives the unrelated anise its flavor. Recently, star anise has come into use in the West as a less expensive substitute for anise in baking, as well as in liquor production, most distinctively in the production of the liquor Galliano.[2] It is also used in the production of sambuca, pastis, and many types of absinthe.[citation needed] Star anise enhances the flavour of meat.[3] It is used as a spice in preparation of biryani and masala chai all over the Indian subcontinent. It is widely used in Indian cuisine where it is a major component of garam masala, and in Malay and Indonesian cuisines. It is widely grown for commercial use in India, and most other countries in Asia.