With this star anise powder from Vietnam, I offer you one of the most famous varieties of star anise. Discover its unique aniseed flavor and slightly sweet taste. To be used in your savoury or sweet recipes, it brings original oriental flavours to your dishes
Pairings in the kitchen: Fruit salad, jam, cream dessert, salad, chicken...
Packaging: Resealable bag - conservation of aromas.
Origin - Plantations : Vietnam
"A quality with incredible aromatic power."
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Availability date: 10/31/2019
Star anise (Illicium verum) is also known as star anise. It is the fruit of the badian tree. This tree grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia.
The star anise from Vietnam is the most famous.
The badian tree is an evergreen tree that develops yellow flowers slightly greenish during its flowering. Its fruits (carpels) are distinguished by their star-like shape, hence the name: star anise.
Star anise develops an intense fragrance. It is found in spice blends, including the famous "5 spices", infused in black tea and in many traditional Asian recipes such as Pho soup, the Vietnamese national dish, or Bánh Gan, a Vietnamese flan with coconut milk.
The badian tree begins to bear fruit once it reaches maturity, 15 years after planting. Star anise is harvested twice a year in spring (March) and autumn (September and October)
Star anise is cultivated by local growers. It is cultivated green and continues to mature. It can be used whole or in powder form.
Did you know that? : It is customary in Lang Son province in northeastern Vietnam to plant a badian tree at the birth of a child. 15 years later, the star anise harvested will be used to finance the child's education.
David Vanille's opinion: I have chosen to offer you the star anise from Vietnam, of a higher quality than Chinese or Indian anise. This spice with an aniseed taste is a must in pastry making. Used in cooking, it brings an oriental flavour to your dishes. The star anise powder is appreciated in cooking for its simplicity of use and the accuracy of the dosage.
There are several varieties of aniseed:
Star anise has a stronger taste than green anise. Badian comes from China, Vietnam or India, while green anise is native to the Mediterranean basin.
Anise is an aromatic plant of which we find the first traces in Greece and in Ancient Rome in 1600 B.C. It was used among others as :
Marco Polo brought star anise back to Europe in the 14th century. In the 16th century, anise was used to spice jams.
Anise is used in many alcohol recipes such as Pastis or anisette. It is also found in the composition of some flu medications.
Did you know that? : Anise is one of the ingredients in the 5 spice blend which includes : Szechuan pepper Cinnamon Fennel seeds Aniseed Cloves
Anise has many medicinal properties. One makes of it essential oil of badiane, used for its digestive virtues and its action on the respiratory tracts. It is one of the most used plants in phytotherapy and traditional medicine.
It has properties:
Star anise is also used in some treatments for :
Traditionally, star anise is eaten whole, but star anise powder is now more commonly used. Star anise can be added to a simmering dish or incorporated into a broth or soup. It is also made into infusions or added to black tea to bring its sweet, aniseedy flavour
The star anise powder allows the seasoning to be precisely dosed. It is used sparingly because its taste is intense.
The unique taste of star anise is used in many sweet and savoury recipes. Vietnamese star anise is an exceptional variety from the mountainous regions of the northeast of the country. With its intense taste, it gives another dimension to your cooking.
As aniseed blends perfectly with citrus fruits, I have chosen to offer you a simple and light oriental recipe. Detail the orange supremes or cut your oranges into thin slices with a sharp knife. Add a little honey and sprinkle with star anise. This side salad can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is delicious with roast poultry.
For lunch, we suggest a quick and tasty recipe where star anise and fennel go hand in hand for our greatest pleasure. Use puff pastry as a base. In a frying pan, sauté sliced onions and fennel. Add the Vietnam star anise powder and moisten with a glass of vegetable stock. Season lightly with pepper. Once the broth is reduced, drain your vegetables and spread them on your pastry. Put in the oven. Excellent with a white wine!
An essential winter drink that warms bodies and hearts in the cold season, mulled wine would not have such a special taste without star anise. For a bottle of red wine, count 5 cl of juniper alcohol, one star anise (or half a teaspoon of star anise powder), 2 cinnamon sticks, 3 cloves, nutmeg, ginger, 125g of sugar and the zests of a quarter lemon and a quarter orange. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve very hot!
Tip: Don't you have whole star anise? Half a spoonful of star anise powder will bring just as much taste.
To preserve all the taste qualities of your star anise powder, store it in an airtight container, preferably in a cool, dry place away from light.
Whole stars of aniseed can be kept between 2 and 4 years depending on the conditions in which they are stored.
Star anise seeds keep longer than star anise, always in an airtight jar and in a dry, dark atmosphere.
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