Star Anise is one of the worlds oldest used spices tracing back to 100BC. Often confused for Anise which is a completely different spice, star anise is widely used in India, China and Vietnam.
Thai Massaman curry, Vietnamese Pho, Indian Biryani and Chinese Five Spice all use star anise in such brilliant but subtle ways.. Star Anise has long been connected with medicine. It’s oils contain natural chemicals which combat colic and is a diuretic. It’s also used in toothpaste and chewing gum!
Star Anise, a super festive spice just right to set the mood right for the Christmas season!
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