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Star anise powder - Vietnam

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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  • What is star anise?

    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 harvest of star anise (star anise)

    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.

    The different varieties of anise

    There are several varieties of aniseed:

    • Green anise: its taste is less pronounced than star anise. It is used in the manufacture of anisette and certain flavoured sweets.
    • Star anise: its taste is pronounced. It is used in the composition of aniseed-flavoured alcohols such as Pastis and Ouzo.
    • Vosges aniseed: also called Caraway or meadow cumin. Its seeds are used for its medicinal virtues or as a spice found in certain cheeses, in sauerkraut and also in harissa.
    • Hyssop anise: is used as an aromatic plant in North America and Asia.

    Differences between star anise and green anise

    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.

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    The origins of star anise

    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 :

    1. Snacks: especially during the gladiatorial fights, during which the spectators tasted aniseed biscuits in the arena bleachers.
    2. Spices: to flavour Cretan wine

    Marco Polo brought star anise back to Europe in the 14th century. In the 16th century, anise was used to spice jams.

    Anise nowadays

    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

    Other uses of star anise

    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:

    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Painkillers
    • Antispasmodics
    • Digestives

    Star anise is also used in some treatments for :

    • Relieve rheumatism
    • Treating gastrointestinal problems
    • Reduce flatulence

    How to use star anise in cooking?

    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.

    Our recipe ideas with star anise

    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.

    The starter: Orange salad with star anise

    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.

    The dish: fennel tart

    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!

    The dessert: mulled wine with spices

    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.

    How to store star anise (Badiane)?

    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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    Marie-Lise H. published the 02/04/2020 following an order made on 19/03/2020

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    Au top comme d'habitude

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    Christiane L. published the 07/02/2020 following an order made on 29/01/2020

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    Super ! très parfumée. Utilisée pour relever un mix de légumes avec un peu de curcuma. très bien conditionné

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    Valérie B. published the 26/01/2020 following an order made on 17/01/2020

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    Hummm, quelle benne odeur à l'ouverture du sachet !

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    Djahida B. published the 26/12/2019 following an order made on 06/12/2019

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    Excellent

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    Vanessa S. published the 15/12/2019 following an order made on 09/12/2019

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    Très très odorante, j'adore !

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    Christiene B. published the 08/12/2019 following an order made on 30/11/2019

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    Pas encore testé, mais quel parfum incroyable !

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