#195.8 Star Anise, Whole
China or Vietnam
Net Wt: 8oz (227g)
Approx. 4 cups
Also known as Badiam or Star Anise Seed. Star anise is a star-shaped pod with a licorice-like flavor. It is commonly used in the cuisines of China, India, and other Asian countries, and has come into extensive use for liquor flavoring. Though listed as whole, some stars will be broken.
Star anise is much stronger in flavor and less sweet than anise seeds. We do not recommend substituting star anise for anise seeds in recipes.