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Ground Anise Seed

Our Ground Anise Seed is a convenient way to add the strong, sweet and licorice-like flavor of anise to any recipe without the added step of grinding.

  • Fine texture powder

  • Greenish gray to grayish brown

  • Exceptionally fragrant

  • Naturally gluten free

  • All natural

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $6.55
    $5.95 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use in marinades or rub into skin of meat before roasting

  • Whisk into rich winter soups, like sweet potato

  • Add to spice cakes

  • Infuse in tea

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Anise seeds.

    Anise seed (Pimpinella anisum) is an aromatic, licorice-flavored seed that comes from a flowering annual plant native to the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Anise spread to Europe during the Middle Age and more widely thereafter.

    Western cuisines have long used Anise to flavor dishes, drinks and candies, mostly due to the presence of the essential oil anethole, which is also found in the unrelated, less expensive star anise, which is common in many Asian cuisines. Anise is commonly found in traditional baked goods and sweets from a number of world cuisines, from American licorice candies to Italian pizzelle cookies to Mexican champurrado, a hot drink similar to hot chocolate. Anise is also a key ingredient in many flavored spirits and liqueurs, including the French absinthe and anisette, Italian Sambuca, Greek ouzo and numerous others.

    Anise has also been used medicinally for the relief of digestive disorders and cold or flu symptoms. It is often taken as a digestive after meals in India. Containing anethole, a phytoestrogen, Anise is often brewed as a tea for nursing mothers in Middle Eastern countries, as it is believed to promote milk flow.

    Classic recipe

    Anisette Cookies

    Ground Anise Seeds are enough to flavor these distinctly licorice-like cookies. We add anise extract to keep the cookies white but replace extract at 1:2 with Ground Anise Seeds.