Vietnam Star Aniseed
Star Anise comes by its name honestly, with its star shape and a licorice taste similar to regular anise, only stronger. It is about one inch high with eight segments and a dark brown rust color.
+ Product: Well dired, good smell and tasted, no mould, no fungus, clean.
+ Moisture: 13% max
+ Admixture: 0%
+ Volatile oil: 1% min
+ Ash: 9% max
+ Broken: 8% max
+ Size of flower: 2cm up
+ Packing: In carton boxes, 10-20kgs net each.
+ Quanity: 7MT/20FCL
+ Supply period: all year round.
Star anise plays a key role in the slow cooked dishes that characterize Asian cuisine. Its licorice flavor enhances red cooked dishes, as well as eggs simmered in black tea. Star anise is one of the spices in five-spice powder.
It is also the secret ingredient in many Indian stews and curries. Star anise can replace regular anise in western recipes.
– Medical Uses
Star anise is prescribed as a digestive aid and to help cure colic in babies. More recently, Shikimic Acid, extracted from star anise, is one of the chief ingredients in the antiviral Tamiflu drug used to fight avian influenza.
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