It is a star-shaped spice as the name indicates and it is brown in colour.
It has an average of eight points, each containing a single pea-sized seed. Both the seeds and the pod are used in cooking and contain the sweet, potent anise flavour. Star anise is sold whole and ground.
Star anise has its own significant place among the major spices.
Like any other spices, it plays an important role in the making of garam masala powder.
It is native to northeast VIETNAM and SOUTHWEST CHINA and we are sourcing from the local market Kumily, Idukki district of Kerala.
Star anise is used in culinary applications for its distinct flavour but is also employed for its medicinal benefits.