Star anise

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Star anise is a small, hard brown seedpod resembling an eight-pointed star. It is used whole or broken into individual points to lend its distinctive anise flavor to savory or sweet dishes. The spokes of the star contain small seeds.

For other spices, see allspice, aniseeds, caraway, cardamom, cayenne pepper, chili powder, Chinese five-spice powder, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin, curry powder, fennel seeds, garam masala, ginger, juniper berries, mace, nutmeg, paprika, pepper, peppercorns, saffron, Sichuan pepper, sumac, and turmeric.