Star anise, known for more than 500 years, was introduced to Russia in the 16th century from Indochina. It is used in cooking in the form of a coarse-grained powder from burgundy to a thick yellow color. This spice owes a very tart, persistent and uniquely pleasant aroma to essential oil, the complex composition of which is dominated by sweet trans-anethole, complemented by notes of lily of the valley and citrus. Taste and aroma of star anise fully reveal when heated. This makes the spice an indispensable supplement to pastry baking and jam. Thick star anise perfectly sets off the taste of lamb and pork, harmoniously complementing the taste of onion and garlic. It is used as raw material for sauces and marinades. Fans of star anise add it to coffee.
For meat, fish and seafood, for baking, desserts and hot drinks.
Bittersweet, without sugary, with an islandish tint and anise flavor
Nutrition value on 100 gr.
- Proteins (g / 100g)… 18
Fats (g / 100g)… 23
Carbohydrates (g / 100g)… 35
Energy value (kcal / 100g)… 420