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GSP002 Aniseed - ground Pimpinella anisum
Grade: Food Single spices
Synonyms
Anice, Anis, Anise, Saunf, Sompf, Souf, Sweet Cumin
Aniseed - ground
     Qty
50g £5.21
£5.21 ex VAT
100g £7.38
£7.38 ex VAT
250g £12.98
£12.98 ex VAT
500g £18.29
£18.29 ex VAT
1kg £24.64
£24.64 ex VAT
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
General Information
Though the roots and leaves are also edible, it is the seeds that we will concern ourselves here. The seeds are grey-green to brownish, ribbed and ovate, measuring 2 -4 mm (.08 -.16 in) long. Some seeds retain the fine stalk that passes through the centre of the fruit.
Bouquet: sweet and fragrant
Flavour: similar to fennel with a mild licorice taste
Hotness: Delicate
Traditional Use
Not to be confused with star anise, which is generally used in Chinese dishes, anise is primarily associated with cakes, biscuits and confectionery, as well as rye breads. It is used in much the same way as fennel to flavour fish, poultry, soups and root vegetable dishes. Numerous alcoholic drinks and cordials are flavoured with aniseed, particularly French pastis, Pernod and Ricard, Greek ouzo, Spanish ojen, Turkish raki, Italian anesone, Arab arrak and Egyptian kibib.
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