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star anise (whole)
sweet, licorice-like, peppery
May contain traces of celery, mustard and sesame seeds.
Good to know
In Asian, especially in Chinese cuisine, star anise plays a very important role and is part of many dishes and spice blends, such as the Chinese 5-spice mixture or the Indian garam masala. Star anise stands for happiness in China, especially when it is a star anise with eight arms and is THE main ingredient of Chinese cuisine and is characteristic of its taste. It is obtained from the fruit of an evergreen tree and in Asia it is mainly used for dishes with pigs and poultry. By the way, the aroma comes from the woody parts and not from the seeds. In Europe, star anise is also used for the production of brandy. It is part of the pastis, which is very popular in France, and some herbal liqueurs, such as the Italian Galliano.
beef, pork, poultry, seafood, root vegetables, broth, chicken soup, pears
Chinese, Asian, Indian
Take the whole star and fry it or add it to the liquid – but it should be used sparingly; can be added as a powder by grating it into the dish.
Full taste development
Roast dry before use to obtain a nutty aroma. If it is heated gently over a long time, it will result into a wonderful aroma.
In combination with onions, a meaty aroma is created.
Natural mucus dissolvers
In traditional Chinese medicine, star anise is mainly known as a mucous agent, but also provides a remedy for joint inflammation, for the relief of bloating and feeling full, as well as for the promotion of digestive digestives in general. Simply open 1-2 capsules and place the contents in a bowl of steaming water and inhale through the mouth for 20 minutes.
star anise can stop the growth of the virus responsible for Pfeiffer's glandular fever.
Throat & mouth
A substance in the star anise is able to reduce the spread of herpes viruses by 99%. However, it can also help in the fight against tooth decay, as it acts against bacteria in the oral cavity.