It’s actually the fruit of a small evergreen tree in the magnolia family (Illicium verum). 4.7 out of 5 stars 1,990. Star Anise is a spice most commonly used in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking. Star anise delivers a strong aroma and licorice-like, warming flavor to foods and beverages. Star anise tea is an excellent remedy for various digestive issues, coughs, and sore throats. To make star anise tea follow these simple instructions: Boil your water and pour it into a teapot. Planting Star Anise: Plant star anise seeds either indoors or directly outside (as long as outdoor temperature is at least 65-70F). Because both contain anethole, they share a licorice-like taste and aroma. Star anise tree seeds purchased at a spice shop or grocery store are not likely to germinate. Also known as badiam, its pods look liked star-shaped pine cones and actually, they do come from a type of evergreen. Star anise is often confused with anise seed, due to both its similar name and flavor profile. Use this spice to deepen the flavor of tomato-based sauces, jams, as well as meat and poultry dishes, especially pork and duck, and even mulled wine. One is a western plant and the other eastern, but that is only part of the distinction between these two intense flavorings. But their similarities actually end there, as star anise has many different health benefits from aniseeds. However the Illicium verum tree does not have needles, but rather leaves which stay on year ‘round. $16.99 $ 16. Therefore, anise seed is a natural choice in place of star anise. Soeos Star Anise Seeds 16 Ounce, Whole Chinese Star Anise Pods, Dried Anise Star Spice, 1lb. Anise seed . 3. Star anise … FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. That’s why it requires a subtropical climate (USDA Zones 8 through 11) and natively grows in the warm southern portions of China and Vietnam. Add 2 whole star anise seed pods for each cup of water then allow it … (You can learn all about aniseed here.) Star Anise (Illicium Verum) is a star-shaped fruit from an Evergreen tree that is native to China. Importantly, star anise has a stronger and dominating flavor profile in comparison to anise seeds. Star Anise vs. Anise Seed. 99 ($1.06/Ounce) Save more with Subscribe & Save. Use in stir-fries or with pork, veal or duck. Star anise is not the same as anise seeds (or aniseeds), though their flavors are the same, with star anise actually introduced as a lower cost alternative in many poor economies. The green fruit is picked before it can ripen and it’s dried until it resembles a hard, nut-brown seed. Don't confuse star anise with the more common anise seed. Like anise seeds, star anise gets its distinctive licorice taste from a chemical compound called anethol. Make sure soil is moist, and if planting in a pot, make sure the pot has good drainage. The seeds need to have been processed for germination. 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