Star anise has a very strong, distinct flavor that is sweet and spicy, similar to licorice, and should be used in small quantities. Although the flavor of star anise is generally thought of as sweet, it is commonly used in savory dishes; it pairs well with citrus, onions, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
only a very small amount needed for the required flavour.
A quality product at good price!
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Good quality, but expensive