• Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
  • Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam
Poudre d'anis étoilé du Vietnam

Star anise powder


I offer you one of the most famous varieties of star anise. Discover its unique aniseed flavor and slightly sweet taste. To use in your savoury or sweet recipes, it brings original flavours to your dishes.

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Freshness packet - DUO 11/2022

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What is star anise?

Star anise(Illicium verum) is also known as star anise. It is the fruit of the star anise tree. This tree grows in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia.

The star anise from Vietnam is the most famous.

Thebadian tree is an evergreen tree that develops yellowish, slightly greenish flowers during its flowering period. 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.

Harvesting star anise (star anise)

The badian tree starts to bear fruit once it has reached maturity, 15 years after planting. Star anise is harvested twice a year in spring (March) and autumn (September and October)

Star anise is grown by local growers. It is grown green and continues to ripen. It can be used whole or in powder form.

Did you know that? It is customary in the province of Lang Son, in the north-east of Vietnam, to plant an aniseed tree at the birth of a child. 15 years later, the star anise harvested will be used to finance that child's education.

David Vanille's opinion: I have chosen to offer you Vietnamese star anise, 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 an ise: 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 alcohols such as Pastis and Ouzo.
  • Vosges an iseed: also called Caraway or meadow cumin. Its seeds are used for its medicinal virtues or as a spice found in certain cheeses, 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. Star anise comes from China, Vietnam or India, while green anise is native to the Mediterranean basin.


The origins of star anise

Anise is an aromatic plant whose first traces can be found in Greece and Ancient Rome in 1600 B.C. It was used among other things as a :

  1. Snacks: Especially during gladiatorial fights, when spectators enjoyed aniseed cookies in the arena bleachers.
  2. Spices: to flavour Cretan wine

Marco Polo brought badian to Europe in the 14th century. In the 16th century, aniseed 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 this? Aniseis one of the ingredients in the 5 spice blend which includes : Szechuan pepper Cinnamon Fennel seeds Aniseed Clove

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 possesses the following properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Painkillers
  • Antispasmodics
  • Digestives

Star anise is also used in some treatments for :

  • Relieve rheumatism
  • Treating gastrointestinal problems
  • Decrease flatulence

How to use star anise in cooking?

Traditionally, star anise is eaten whole but star anise powder is more commonly used today. 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 you to dose the seasoning precisely. 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

Anise blends perfectly with citrus fruits, so I have chosen to offer you a simple and light oriental recipe. Cut 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, brown sliced onions and fennel. Add the Vietnam star anise powder and moisten with a glass of vegetable stock. Add a little pepper. Once the broth is reduced, drain your vegetables and spread them on your dough. Put in the oven. Excellent with a white wine!

The dessert: mulled wine with spices

Anessential winter drink that warms bodies and hearts in the cold season, mulled wine would not have this particular taste without star anise. For a bottle of red wine, count 5 cl of juniper alcohol, one star anise star (or half a teaspoon of powdered star anise), 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 add just as much flavour.

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 star anise stars can be kept for 2 to 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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Vanessa L. published the 11/04/2021 following an order made on 20/03/2021


Quelle odeur hummm

Serge M. published the 03/04/2021 following an order made on 24/03/2021


Très bon produit, de qualité

Dominique M. published the 02/04/2021 following an order made on 19/03/2021


relève bien les poissons

Margaux C. published the 30/03/2021 following an order made on 19/03/2021


Produits de qualité je recommande

Hocine H. published the 30/03/2021 following an order made on 19/03/2021


Avec cette epice ont retrouve le sens du mot "anis"

Serge D. published the 25/03/2021 following an order made on 14/03/2021


très intense

Sylvie N. published the 04/03/2021 following an order made on 22/02/2021


Un pain d'épice avec l'anis étoilé et l'épice à pain d'épice : une tuerie

Martine P. published the 14/02/2021 following an order made on 05/02/2021


Utilisé pour un pain d’épices Super

Cécile B. published the 02/02/2021 following an order made on 24/01/2021


Poudre très parfumée, pas encore utilisé en cuisine

Audrey M. published the 02/02/2021 following an order made on 22/01/2021


Très bon.