Star anise or anasphal is the dried, star-shaped fruit of Illicium verum. Anasphal is dark-brown in colour with eight segments. It has a very sweetish liquorice taste and aroma. The star-shaped fruits are picked just before ripening and dried before use. They contain the same essential oil as the botanically unrelated Spanish anise seed, which gives the two a nearly identical flavour – strong, sweet, and liquorice.
USAGE: FLAVOUR TO DIFFERENT DISHES
BENEFITS: DIETARY BENEFITS
SHELF LIFE: 3 MONTHS
PACKAGE: 50 GM