With this star anise powder from Vietnam, I offer you one of the most famous varieties of star anise. Discover its unique flavour with an aniseed and slightly sweet taste. To be used in your savoury or sweet recipes, it brings original oriental flavours to your dishes
Food pairing: Fruit salad, jam, dessert cream, salad, chicken...
Packaging: 40g resealable bag - aroma preservation.
Origin - Plantations : Vietnam
"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 star anise tree. This tree grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia.
Vietnam's star anise is the most famous.
The badian tree is a tree with evergreen leaves that develops slightly greenish yellow flowers during its flowering. Its fruits (carpels) are distinguished by their shape similar to that of a star, hence the name: star anise.
Star anise develops an intense fragrance. It is found in spice mixtures, 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 coconut milk flan.
The star anise tree begins to bear fruit once it has reached maturity, i.e. 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 farmers. 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 northeast Vietnam, to plant a badian tree when a child is born. 15 years later, the star anise collected will be used to finance the 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. Star anise powder is appreciated in cooking for its ease of use and accurate dosage.
There are several varieties of aniseed:
Star anise has a more pronounced taste than green anise. Star anise comes from China, Vietnam or India, while green anise is native to the Mediterranean basin.
Anise is an aromatic plant whose first traces can be found in Greece and Ancient Rome in 1600 BC:
Marco Polo brought the star anise back to Europe in the 14th century. In the 16th century, anise was used to spice up jams.
Anise is used in many alcohol recipes such as Pastis or anisette. It is also found in the composition of some flu drugs.
Did you know that? Star anise is one of the ingredients of the 5 spice blend which includes: Sichuan pepper Cinnamon Fennel seeds Star anise Clove
Anise has many medicinal properties. It is made into star anise essential oil, used for its digestive properties and its action on the respiratory tract. It is one of the most widely used plants in herbal medicine and traditional medicine.
It has properties:
Star anise is also used in some treatments for:
Traditionally, star anise is consumed whole, but star anise powder is now more commonly used. The star can be added to a simmering dish or integrated into a broth or soup. It is also used as an infusion or added in a black tea to bring its sweet and aniseed flavour
Star anise powder, on the other hand, makes it possible to measure the seasoning precisely. It is used sparingly because its taste is intense.
The unique taste of star anise is used in many sweet and savoury recipes. Vietnam's star anise is an exceptional variety from the mountainous regions of northeastern Vietnam. With its intense taste, it gives another dimension to your kitchen.
Anise blending 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 at breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is delicious with roasted poultry.
For lunch, we offer you a quick and tasty recipe where star anise is served with fennel for our greatest pleasure. Use a puff pastry as a base. In a frying pan, sauté chopped onions and fennel. Add the Vietnamese star anise powder and wet with a glass of vegetable broth. Add a little pepper. Once the broth has been reduced, drain your vegetables and spread them on your dough. Bake. Excellent with a white wine!
A must-have winter drink that warms bodies and hearts in the cold season, mulled wine would not have this special taste without star anise. For a bottle of red wine, count 5 cl of juniper alcohol, a star anise star (or half a teaspoon of star anise powder), 2 cinnamon sticks, 3 cloves, nutmeg, ginger, 125g sugar and the zest of a quarter lemon and a quarter orange. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve very hot!
Tip: Don't you have a whole star anise? Half a spoonful of star anise powder will bring as much taste.
To preserve all the taste qualities of your powdered star anise, store it in an airtight container, preferably in a cool, dry place, away from light.
Whole aniseed stars can be stored between 2 and 4 years depending on the conditions in which they are stored.
Star anise seeds can be stored longer than star anise stars, always in a sealed jar and in a dry, dark atmosphere.