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   Organic Star Anise

Product Type - Star Anise
Botanical Name - Illicium verum
Family Name - Schisandraceae

   Introduction

Star Anise is the fruit of star anise tree, called the star anise and fennel, for frequently used spices. Sledge can in addition to meat odor, make it again to add fragrance, it is also known as fennel. Star anise is our specialty, rich in Guangdong, Guangxi, and other places. The color purple-brown, star anise, shaped like a star, has a sweet taste and a strong aromatic smell, aroma of anisaldehyde from volatile. Star anise is indispensable in making cold dish and stewed, stewed dishes of condiments, their role less than for the other spices, is also a main raw material processing of five-spice powder.


   Description

 

Star Anise comes by its name honestly, with its star shape and a licorice taste similar to regular anise, only stronger. It is about one inch high with eight segments and a dark brown rust color. Like regular anise, star anise gets its distinctive licorice taste from a chemical compound called anethol. Star anise is the unusual fruit of a small oriental tree. It is, as the name suggests, star shaped, radiating between five and ten pointed boat-shaped sections, about eight on average. Tough skinned and rust colored, they measure up to 3cm (1-1/4") long.


   Uses of Star Anise in Food Industry

» Star anise plays a key role in the slow cooked dishes that characterize Eastern Chinese    cuisine. Its licorice flavor enhances red cooked dishes, as well as eggs simmered in black     tea.
»  It is also used in confectionery, where sweeteners must be added; it blends well and imparts     the needed sweet flavor.
»  In Chinese red cooking, where the ingredients are simmered for a lengthy period in dark soy     sauce, star anise is nearly always added.
» Star anise is added in fruit compotes and jams, and in the manufacture of anise-flavored     liqueurs, the best known being anisette.
»  It is also the secret ingredient in many Indian stews and curries.
»  In slow cooked or simmered dishes, star anise is usually added whole (not broken into pieces)     and discarded before serving. Occasionally, you may find stir-fry recipes calling for ground star     anise.


   Health benefits of star Anise

 

»  The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of star anise is useful in the treatment of asthma,     bronchitis and dry cough. For this reason, some cough mixtures contain star anise extract.
»  Star anise can also be used as for its sedating properties to ensure a good sleep.
»  The oil of star anise is useful in providing relief from rheumatism and lower back pain.
»  Star anise can also be used as a natural breath freshener.
»  Shikimic acid, a compound present in star anise is used for preparing drug for curing influenza     or the flu virus.

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