What is anise?

Answer Anise, or Pimpinella anisum, has seeds with a sweet flavor similar to the flavors of licorice, fennel and star anise. Often used in cooking for its strong, sweet aroma, anise is also used to flavor... Read More »

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How to Substitute Anise Extract for Anise Seed?

Anise was cultivated by ancient Egyptians and has been in use in America since the 14th century, according to Known as Pimpinella anisum, anise is harvested for its seeds, from which... Read More »

How much anise oil is equivalent to 1 tsp. of anise extract?

One-eighth a tsp. of anise oil can be substituted for one tsp. of anise extract. If you are not satisfied with the flavor, continue adding additional drops of anise extract until the flavor meets y... Read More »

How to Make Anise Tea?

Anise tea is a herbal tea made from the plant Pimpinella anisum. Some of the things it is thought to be helpful for include asthma, colic, bronchitis, and nausea[1] but don't substitute it for prop... Read More »

How to Use Star Anise?

Star anise is a licorice-flavored, star-shaped fruit grown in China, Vietnam and Japan that is picked before ripening, then dried as a spice. The flavor has a slightly bitter quality and is more po... Read More »