ANANAS FLOWER / STAR ANISE , 50 Gm
Star anise is the dried, star-shaped fruit of Illicium verum. It is dark-brown in colour with eight segments. It has a sweetish liquorice taste. The star-shaped fruits are picked just before ripening and dried before use. They contain the same essential oil as the botanically unrelated Spanish anise seed, which gives the two a nearly identical flavour - strong, sweet, and liquorice.