Star Anise

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  2. $7.99/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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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 CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I stepped out the front door to see how cold it was (freezing) and saw a box on my front porch. I was like a little kid on Christmas morning. I opened it up and was so excited that I started opening everything and tasting everything. Because it's so cold here the licorice was stiff but that didn't stop me and it still tasted awesome. Then the cherries and the figs and the mango and of course the malted milk balls. Gotta catch my breath then I opened what I originally wanted to get, the star anise. Do you hear church bells ringing? It smells like heaven and I will never run out again. I put them in my Deluxe Hot Apple Cider recipe and I just can't live without that aroma. I could go on and on but I have some snackin' to do. Thanks a bunch for warming up a very cold Chicago day.”

, Deerfield, IL February 8, 2011

“I was shocked when my friend told me NuTS on Line Package was here! I said Already! Amazing. I couldn't wait to open my first order of Star anise to make chai Tea, and the Cinnamon sticks, and Chia seeds to see if my sugar would go down. To my surprise I got free samples of Crystallized Ginger which I love , and Organic Quinoa which I never heard of. I LOVE IT!!!!FAST<> FRESH! and delicious. Just got it not 15 mins ago and I had to get on here and let everyone know how please I am. Thank you so much! And may God continue to Bless all you Nuts on Line... LOL luv that, and this is how I found you all when searching for Star anise.
I will be ordering again and recommending you to all my herbal friends,
Forever a costumer...
Regina A. Bradshaw ”

, Central City, Ky October 6, 2010

“Just received my order and wanted to thank you. The Star Anise smells great!!! The cookies were a nice surprise many thanks.”

, Visalia, CA April 1, 2010

“Every time I purchase product from NOL I find out just how fresh all your products are. I have never been disappointed with your quality. I just received Star Anise for our parrots. I was on the other side of the room when a friend opened it the Anise was so fresh I could smell the scent of it. I also want people who are thinking of trying you that your company SHIPS FRESH AND SHIPS FAST.My order was 24 hours from the time I ordered to my front door. I am Impressed you should be proud of your service. I will spread the word to all my friends. ”

, Havertown, PA February 3, 2010

“My order was received quickly and everything looks great. Some items are for Christmas so I will have to let you know how hubby likes the treats then =) Thanks!”

, Maine November 23, 2009

“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

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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