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Star Anise Pods - Organic

SKU 3656

(Illicium verum)

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Star anise pods are the fruit of an evergreen tree native to the East Indies. The spice has a strong flavour of licorice which is attributed to the gut calming compound known as anethole, the same substance that gives anise its distinctive flavour. These two spices however are not botanically related. For thousands of years, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have been using star anise to help clear the respiratory tract, ease arthritic pain, relieve gas and bloating, and spark appetite. It is commonly used to treat the flu and fight viral, bacterial, and fungal infections while reducing inflammation. Star anise is a popular flavouring agent in confections, jams, syrups, and cordials. It can also be used in soups, stews, and casseroles, or added to braising liquid for meats and fish.

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