Star Anise adds a sweet-licorice flavor to your dished.
Use: Despite its sweetness, star anise traditionally is used in savory recipes, particularly with meats. It often is added to soups, stews and braising broths.
Health Benefits: Star anise is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A and C, which help fight free radicals that are responsible for early ageing and diabetes. The oil produced from star anise contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which is used for treating cough and flu.
Did you know: Star Anise is a component of the anti-flu drug, Tamiflu.