star anise

star anise

star anise

Chinese name:八角

Octagon is anise fruit tree, scientific name star anise fennel , commonly used spices. Star anise can remove the odor in the meat and make it rejuvenate, so it is also called fennel . Star anise is a special product of our country, rich in Guangdong, Guangxi and other places. The color is purple-brown, with aniseed octagonal shape, with a sweet and strong aromatic odor. The aroma comes from the volatile anisaldehyde. Star anise is an indispensable condiment in making cold dishes, stewed and braised dishes. Its function is not as good as other spices. It is also the main raw material for processing five-spice powder.

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