StarAnise ( Chakr phool ) has so many uses in savory cooking, especially in traditional ancient dishes. It’s the fruit of a small evergreen tree in the magnolia family (Illicium verum). Because of its pungent, licorice-like aroma, it is an important ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder, which consists of fennel, cinnamon, Szechuan peppercorns, and cloves. Star anise is the unusual fruit of a small oriental tree. It is, as the name suggests, star shaped, radiating between five and ten pointed boat-shaped sections, about eight on average. These hard sections are seed pods. Tough skinned and rust coloured, they measure up to 3cm (1-1/4”) long. The fruit is picked before it can ripen, and dried.
- Used for treating cough and flu.
- Helps improve digestion.
- Rich in Nutrients.
- Could Protect Against Stomach Ulcers.
- Prevents the Growth of Fungi and Bacteria.
50gm, 100gm, 250gm, 500gm, 1KG