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Star Anise Pods, Whole

(9 customer reviews)



Star Anise Pods are one of the most recognizable spices in the world. As the name implies, Star Anise Pods are shaped like stars, with an average of eight points.

Star Anise is widely used in Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Indonesian cuisine. The pods are a key ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder as well as a major component of garam masala.

In the West, Star Anise Pods are often used as a substitute for anise. Despite the close resemblance in flavor, Star Anise Pods have a much stronger, hotter, and more bitter taste than European anise.

Anise Stars make a good substitute for anise because they both contain anethole. Anethole is what gives European anise its characteristic flavor.

We also offer Ground Star Anise

Whole Star Anise Pods


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  1. 5 out of 5

    Star Anise

    Very good condition. Fragrant. Good stuff.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Whole Star Anise

    Very very potent! Great quality and arrived fast and in good shape. Excellent for brewing authentic chai tea.

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    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
  3. 5 out of 5

    nice flavor

    Love the flavor these add! First time user.

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    35 out of 38 people found this helpful
  4. 5 out of 5

    Mulled Wine

    Excellent Star Anise! Perfect for making mulled wine on these cold winter nights.

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    34 out of 37 people found this helpful
  5. 5 out of 5

    use it in everything

    I use star anise in almost everything I cook on the stove. Adds a nice hint of licorice tht I like

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    35 out of 36 people found this helpful

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