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Star Anise

Product Code: 13SA

Availability: In stock

Size Price (Ex VAT) Price (Inc VAT) Price/kg Qty
100g
Excl. Tax: £2.29 Incl. Tax: £2.29
£22.90/kg
250g
Excl. Tax: £4.61 Incl. Tax: £4.61
£18.44/kg
500g
Excl. Tax: £8.17 Incl. Tax: £8.17
£16.34/kg
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1kg
Excl. Tax: £14.41 Incl. Tax: £14.41
£14.41/kg
15kg
Excl. Tax: £140.55 Incl. Tax: £140.55
£9.37/kg

*all prices are including VAT

Description

Product: Star Anise

Latin Name: Illicium verum

Plant Family: Illiciaceae

Other Names: Indian Anise, Chinese Anise, Chinese Star Anise, Eight-Horned Anise, Eight Horns, Eight Horned Fennel, Badian Anise, Anis Étoilé, Anis de la Chine, Sternanis, Badayan, Anison Asteroeides, Anice Stellatoe, Anís Estrella, Chan Paetklip & Steranijs.

Description: Star Anise comes from an evergreen tree, native to China, Indian and Vietnam; it grows to a height of between 8-15 metres. The leaves are alternate, simple, leathery, dark green and obovate with entire margins and 6-12cm in length. The flowers are solitary, bisexual, composed of numerous petals, white to light purple in colour. The flowers give way to distinct star-shaped woody fruits, comprised of 8 separate carpels. Each carpel is hollow and capsule like with a single, brown, ovoid seed contained within.

Interesting Fact: Did you know that star anise is known to the Chinese as Ba Jiao Hui Xian? Despite having been used in Chinese folk medicine for centuries, star anise wasn’t included in Chinese Herbals until the mid-16th century. As well as being a prized culinary ingredient it is also used to make medicines such as the anti-flu drug Tamiflu, it is also used as a digestive and used to relieve toothache.

Ingredients: Whole dried fruits of Illcium Vernum.

SUGGESTED USE

Star anise is one of the key ingredients in chinese five-spice. Star anise is used to flavour vegetables, meat, and poultry. Add to Chinese curries, sauces, soups, marinades, salad dressings.
Use as a dry marinade for prawns, white fish, chicken, duck, beef, pork and vegetables, stir in to rice dishes and stir fries. Use to flavour fruit salads, pickles and chutneys. The spice can also be used to make mulled wine.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

Technical Information

Product Specification

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Allergen Statement

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Delivery Information

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Bulk = items over 1kg in weight

Non Bulk = items 1kg or below in weight

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For bulk items, we endeavour to dispatch items within 2 workings days.

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