Star Anise

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Star anise is the fruit of a small evergreen tree native to Asia. These star shaped fruits are picked right before ripening and dried before use. They contain the same essential oil as the anise seed which gives the two a nearly identical strong, sweet licorice flavor. Anise seed is a lovely spice that can add a wonderful aroma and flavor to your cooking.

Enjoy Star Anise

Anise seed can be used in whole or ground form to add an aromatic licorice flavor to recipes. Star anise is commonly used in its whole form to flavor teas, marinades, soups, broths, and other liquids. It is generally removed before serving. A staple in Asian cuisine, star anise can improve the flavor of many savory dishes. In its ground form, star anise is potent and can be added directly to foods. Experiment with this sweet and delicious spice in your cooking to discover its versatility.

Health Benefits of Star Anise

Star anise is packed with protective antioxidants which neutralize damaging free radicals in the body. Supplementing your diet with antioxidant-rich foods such as anise seed can help prevent the onset of degenerative diseases. This aromatic spice is also rich in B-complex vitamins and vitamin C which improve immune system function. It is also a good source of minerals such as calcium, potassium, and iron. Extremely high levels of iron help deliver oxygen throughout the body, making star anise a particularly invigorating spice. By the spoonful, star anise provides a rich supply of dietary fiber, to support digestive health.

Customer Reviews

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“I just received my order today. A friend of mine gave me a 1 lb bag of Star Anise from your company about a year ago and I just love the large size of the Star Anise, compared to when I buy it in our local stores in Honolulu. I am very pleased with the very prompt service in receiving my order! Thank you also for the free sample of Dried Apricots - it's delicious! I will definitely order from you again!”

, Waipahu, HI August 20, 2014

“Listening to German TV medical program, they mention about the great health benefits which could be found in Star Anise.. After listening to the program on a Sunday we here in Houston, received 4 (four) days later after traveling 2800 miles, our special shipment of 1 pound of Star Anise by Fed Ex thanks to Nuts.Com .

We never received such fast service in the past when ordering by phone.

Thanks Nuts.Com

, HOUSTON, TEXAS August 30, 2013

“The candy was fantastic thanks for the little extra, and I am making anise extract now, everything looks great, I will definitely recommend your co. ”

, Leominster, Ma March 14, 2013

“Received my order and was excited to see the little extra item that was included. The spices of Star Anise and Cardamom pods will make, making my wife's homemade Chai Tea even better. I will definitely order again.

Thank you so much
Jerry ”

, Franklin, Wisconsin March 13, 2013

“After a desperate search for Star anise need for a Christmas simmering potpourri recipe failed in my area, I placed my 1st order with I ordered my star anise via Fed-ex ground shipping on Friday morning, it arrived on Saturday! And...the packaging is as enjoyable as the product. Happy Holidays Nuts!”

, Enfield, CT. December 16, 2012

“I ordered my items (whole cloves and star anise) on Thursday. They were dropped at my door 2 days later as promised. They are both wonderful! I am using the cloves for pomanders and it has been a pleasure because the cloves are large and not broken at all! The anise is so pretty too. I would order without hesitation from you again AND I will spread the word about your excellent product! Thanks again....”

, Rochester, NY November 17, 2012

“Holy Toledo! Now that's what you call service! Ordered star anaise two days ago and got it today packed and vacuum sealed. The most Aromatic I ever purchased. I will return! ”

, Maumee, OH November 15, 2012

“Thank you for sending the beautiful star anise and whole nutmeg to us so fast! It arrived 2 days after I placed my order. My son is using it in a school project...he is making all-natural, non-toxic "Simmering Potpourri" to sell for a leadership project. When I opened the front door this morning, I was happy to see the delivery. My smile was extra wide after seeing your fun box and packaging! Thank you for the generous quantities. Great quality and value!”

, Butler, PA October 24, 2012

“I just ordered 1 lb of Star Anise for my mother who uses it for tea. It arrived in 2 days flat. She told me upon opening the box the whole kitchen was inundated with the smell of Anise. Your product is excellent, I will only order from you guys from now on!!!!”

, Astoria, NY March 13, 2012

“I had been unable to find star anise locally, so I began looking online and immediately found your store. Needless to say, the anise wasn't the only thing I bought that day. Your products, prices and service are amazing! You have become my family's favorite store! ”

March 5, 2012

“Opened the package and was overwhelmed with the scent! And the price was even better!”

, Tulsa, OK September 30, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
Calories From Fat 37
Total Fat 4g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 2% Calcium 18%
Vitamin C 10% Iron 57%


Star Anise

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.


Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Country of Origin: China

ID: 7308

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