Star Anise

Star Anise
  • Moisture: 13.5% max
  • Flower size: Flower size
  • Packing: Carton 10kgs or PP bags 25kgs
  • Container capacity: 8.5MT/20FT or 18MT/40FT

Star anise is the dried, star shaped fruit of Illicium verum. It is used to flavour vegetables, meat, and to marinate meat. It is used as a condiment for flavouring curries, confectionaries, spirits, and for pickling. It is also used in perfumery. The essential oil of star anise is used to flavour soft drinks, bakery products and liquors. The fruit is anti- bacterial, carminative, diuretic and stomachic. It is considered useful in flatulence and spasmodic.


  • Description Specification
    STAR ANISEED SPRING /AUTUMN CROP Diameter of flowers 2.5cm up: 80% 

    Diameter of flowers under 2.5cm : 12%

    Broken content:8 %

    Foreign matters: 1%

    Moisture: 13.5% max

    No fungus, no mildew

    Natural colour

    Packing in 5kgs-10kgs net/carton

    BROKEN STAR ANISEED Moisture: 13.5 % max 

    Admixture: 2% max

    No fungus, natural color

    Packing: in bag PP (net 20 – 30kg)

    Container capacity: 8.5 MT/20FT; 18MT/40HQ


3. Star Anise Benefits And Uses

Star anise is rich in a variety of flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds that may contribute to its medicinal capacity. Star anise contains anethole, the same compound that gives the unrelated anise its flavor. Recently, star anise has come into use in the West as a less expensive substitute for anise in baking, as well as in liquor production, most distinctively in the production of the liqueur Galliano. Star anise enhances the flavour of meat.

It is used as a spice in preparation of biryani and masala chai all over the Indian subcontinent. It is widely used in Chinese cuisine, and in Malay and Indonesian cuisines. It is widely grown for commercial use in China, India, and most other countries in Asia. Star anise is an ingredient of the traditional five-spice powder of Chinese cooking. It is also a major ingredient in the making of phở, a Vietnamese noodle soup.

It is also used in the French recipe of mulled wine, called vin chaud (hot wine). If allowed to steep in coffee, it deepens and enriches the flavor. The pods can be used in this manner multiple times by the pot-full or cup, as the ease of extraction of the taste components increases with the permeation of hot water.

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