How to Use Star Anise?

Answer 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 »

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How to Grow Star Anise?

Star anise, or illicium verum, is the fruit of an evergreen tree. Star anise fruit grows to be about 1 1/4 inches in diameter, with five to 10 points, giving it a star-shaped appearance. The fruit... Read More »

Star Anise in Cooking?

Star anise is a spice frequently used in Asian cuisine and is a major component of five-spice powder. In its dried form, star anise resembles a star or flower with a seed in each of its eight pods.... Read More »

How much calories does star anise have?

Star Anise has about 250 kCalories per serving. It is good to drink it before sleeping.

Substitutes for Star Anise Pods?

A variety of cuisines use star anise pods, which add a sweet licorice flavor to dishes. The pods are often used in poached fruit, but can be ground and added to soups, stews or vegetable dishes. St... Read More »