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Star Anise

Other names: chinese anise

A spice most commonly used in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking. Star Anise (Illicium Verum) is a star shaped fruit from an Evergreen Tree that is native to China. Use in stir-fries or with pork, veal or duck.

To Use
Typically the whole star or segments can be added to the cooking pot. Your recipe may suggest grinding first in a mortar and pestle so just use as instructed.
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Substitute for star anise

anise seed or Chinese five-spice powder


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