Star Ani Seed - Chakkar Phool
Net Wt. - 50gm
A plant, Illicium verum, used primarily for its star-shaped seed which resembles anise in scent and flavor, and which is used as a spice. Star anise is used whole or ground. It is arguably the most important ingredient in the most famous Chinese spice blend: five spice powder. Similarly, it is one of the stronger flavors in the garam masala blends that you are most likely to find in the US. Star anise also shows up in the pho, the popular Vietnamese soup and you can use it in many sweet applications including apple and pumpkin pies.Western cuisines have long used anise to flavor dishes, drinks, and candies. The most powerful flavor component of the essential oil of anise, anethole, widely used in South Asian dishes.
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