Plant-Based  Single Origin Spice 
Star Anise
Illicium verum


Star Anise is a member of the magnolia family, native to Southern China and Vietnam. This beautiful star-shaped fruit is harvested when green (before they have ripened) and sun dried. During the drying, they turn a deep, reddish brown and their characteristic aroma and flavor fully develop.


Not to be confused with anise seed, star anise has a similar anise taste; however, it is quite pungent with a licorice-like aroma. Its flavor is sweet with mildly numbing effect, and the aftertaste is fresh and agreeable.


This pretty spice has a long history of both medicinal and culinary uses in Southeast Asia. Star Anise is a prized ingredient needed by the pharmaceutical industry. This spice contains a compound called Shikimic acid, which is an essential part of anti-influenza medications around the world. Extracting and processing this acid takes an entire year, so the cost of this spice is determined mainly by the global demand for influenza medications.


Comes in our signature airtight tin, which measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter and 1-3/4 inches in height.


Product weight: 2 oz

Ingredients:  Whole Star Anise

Product Care: Store in a cool, dry place.

Shelf life: 12 months


Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 tsp. (2g), Servings Per Container: 9, Amount per Serving: Calories 0, Fat Cal.0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg(0%DV), Sodium 0mg, (1%DV, Total Carb.1g(0%DV) Fiber 0g(0%DV), Sugars 0G, Protein 0g, Vitamin A(0%DV), Vitamin C(2%DV), Calcium (4%DV), Iron (4%DV), Percent Daily Values DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Star Anise Nirmala's Kitchen

SKU: 180718000689

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