STAR ANISE-SPICES-Vecinos Market

STAR ANISE

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Native to China and Vietnam, star anise is today grown almost exclusively in southern China, Indo-China, and Japan. It was first introduced into Europe in the seventeenth century. The oil, produced by a process of steam extraction, is substituted for European aniseed in commercial drinks

 

Origin: China

 

Flavor/Aroma: Fresh and licorice like, similar aroma than the anise

 

Use: Star Anise may be used in sausages, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, fish, tomato dishes, and pastries. Star anise has carminative, stomachic, stimulant and diuretic properties. In the East it is used to combat colic and rheumatism. It is a common
flavoring for medicinal teas, cough mixtures and pastilles