Whole Star Anise
Choose 1 or 6 jars
Papua New Guinea
Found in both Chinese five spice powder and garam masala, star anise (grown on a Chinese evergreen tree) is an important ingredient in many of the cuisines of south and central Asia. Though it contains the same essential oils found in anise seed (giving it a somewhat similar licorice flavor), star anise is actually a different spice and contains those oils in higher concentrations.
Store spices in their jar in a cool, dark cupboard. If grinding, do so just prior to use as pre-ground spices lose flavor and aroma over time.