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Aniseed, derived from the seeds of the Pimpinella anisum plant, has a distinct licorice-like flavor and is used in various culinary and medicinal applications. . . . read more

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Some common uses of aniseed:

  1. Baking and Cooking: Aniseed is commonly used in baking to impart a sweet, licorice-like flavor to cookies, cakes, bread, and other desserts. It is also used in the preparation of certain savory dishes, particularly in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines.

  2. Flavoring Beverages: Aniseed is often used to flavor beverages. It is a key ingredient in anise-flavored liqueurs such as ouzo, absinthe, and anisette. Aniseed is also used to flavor teas, both on its own and as part of herbal blends.

  3. Candies and Confections: Aniseed is used to flavor various candies and confections, including licorice candies, anise-flavored hard candies, and chewy candies.

  4. Pickling and Preserving: Aniseed is sometimes used in pickling and preserving fruits and vegetables, adding a unique and aromatic flavor to the preserved items.

  5. Spice Blends: Aniseed is a component of various spice blends. It is often found in spice mixes for certain sausages, curries, and rice dishes.

  6. Herbal Teas: Aniseed is used to make herbal teas. The tea is believed to have digestive properties and is often consumed after meals.

  7. Medicinal Uses: In traditional medicine, aniseed has been used for its potential digestive benefits. It is believed to have carminative properties that may help alleviate gas and indigestion.

  8. Aromatherapy: The essential oil extracted from aniseed is used in aromatherapy. It is believed to have calming and relaxing properties.

  9. Homemade Liqueurs: Aniseed is sometimes used in homemade liqueurs and infused spirits. It imparts its distinctive flavor to the alcohol during the infusion process.

  10. Flavoring for Fish and Seafood: Aniseed is occasionally used to flavor fish and seafood dishes. It pairs well with certain types of fish and can add a subtle licorice note to the dish.

When using aniseed in cooking or baking, it's important to use it sparingly, as its flavor can be intense. Aniseed is often available in both whole seed and ground forms, allowing for versatility in various culinary applications. It's worth noting that while aniseed is related to star anise, the two are distinct and have different flavors.

Place of Origin

Syria - Trade

Botanical Name

Pimpinella anisum




100% Aniseed.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.

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