Star Anise (Whole) – Certified Organic

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Star Anise (Whole) – Certified Organic
AKA:  Illicium Verum
Product of:  Vietnam
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-06; GB-ORG-02; NL-BIO-01

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Star Anise (Whole) – Certified Organic
AKA:  Illicium Verum
Product of:  Vietnam
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-06; GB-ORG-02; NL-BIO-01

Non-GMO:
This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

Packaging:
25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g – packed into food grade, foil-lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up pouches, Made with superior quality KRAFT PAPER.

Packs are multi-material and multi-layer to increase the shelf life of the product and provide barrier protection against moisture, odours, and UV light.

Additional Information:
Star anise grows as dark brown pods with eight segments, each containing a pea-sized seed. This spice hails from an evergreen tree plant that is native to southern China and northeast Vietnam, although it is cultivated in countries like Laos, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Star anise tastes much like standard anise seed, but slightly more bitter, which is why some chefs use it to provide a liquorice flavour for some dishes.

Some people think that star anise and anise seed are the same. While both spices contain an essential oil called anethole, their similarities end there. For starters, anise seed belongs to the Apiaceae family, versus star anise that comes from the Schisandraceae family.

Anise seed is used more in Western dishes, particularly in Greek and French cuisine, since it has an intense, aromatic flavour that’s good for sauces. On the other hand, star anise is more common in Asian cooking.

Star anise contains anethole, the same ingredient that gives the unrelated anise its flavour. Recently, star anise has come into use in the West as a less expensive substitute for anise in baking, as well as in liquor production, most distinctively in the production of the liqueur Galliano. It is also used in the production of sambuca, pastis, and many types of absinthe.[citation needed] Star anise enhances the flavour of meat.

It is used as a spice in the preparation of biryani and masala chai all over the Indian subcontinent. It is widely used in Chinese cuisine, and in Malay and Indonesian cuisines. It is widely grown for commercial use in China, India, and most other countries in Asia. Star anise is an ingredient of the traditional five-spice powder of Chinese cooking. It is also a major ingredient in the making of phở, a Vietnamese noodle soup.

It is also used in the French recipe of mulled wine, called vin chaud (hot wine). If allowed to steep in coffee, it deepens and enriches the flavour. The pods can be reused in this manner multiple times by the pot-full or cup, as the ease of extraction of the taste components increases with the permeation of hot water. 

Storage Advice:
“How long do spices last?”

Depends on both the type of spice and the conditions under which they are stored. Correctly dried and stored spices do not actually spoil. But over time, they will lose their potency, aroma and flavour.

As a general rule, whole dried spices (not been ground) will last much longer than ground and can last for 1 to 3 years. Pre-ground spices do still always work very well but if possible buy the spice whole and grind it just before you use it. It is also never a bad idea to freeze any spare, try to remove as much air as possible and make sure it is kept sealed in the freezer to avoid moisture.

Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your spices:
• Store in an airtight container.
• Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
• Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
• Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(typical values per 100g):

Energy

1411

kj
Energy

337

kcal
Fat

15.9

g
  Of which saturates 

0.6

g
Carbohydrate

50

g
  Of which sugars

0

g
Fibre

14.6

g
Protein

17.6

g
Salt

0.04

g
 
ALLERGY INFORMATION

Does the product contain any of the following?

YES NO
Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Mollusc
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macadamia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

Please contact us if you require any further information or for quotes on larger pack sizes.