Taste Specialty Foods, Whole Star Anise, 7-Ounce Jars

Star Anise is the star-shaped fruit of a small evergreen tree native to China. It is an essential ingredient in five-spice powder. It has similar flavor to anise, but it is slightly stronger. China.

Quick facts

  • Pack of two, 7 ounces each (total of 14 ounces)
  • Star Anise is the star-shaped fruit of a small evergreen tree native to China
  • It is an essential ingredient in five-spice powder
  • It has similar flavor to anise, but it is slightly stronger

Top reviews

Asian flavor

The star anise is another Asian-inspired spice. Regular anise is sometimes substituted, but lacks the nuances of the real thing. It holds its flavor and scent in the jar and will last along time. It has been used whole and powdered in soups, stews and marinades. The powder is very powerful, so add cautiously. A very heavy mortar and pestle is recommended for the crushing job. I use granite and cast iron for example. That little herb masher for bruising basil will not be effective.
MelanyCantonment, FL

Great product, great buy! A+++++

It is very hard to find whole star anise in grocery stores, so I was thrilled to find this here on Amazon. This was purchased for a parrot who loves, loves, loves whole star anise! This is a wonderful treat for the bird that will last a long time. A+++++
DeliciaDent, MN

Lots of spice for the price!

In our small town, it can be difficult to find some of the more exotic food items my mom needs for her cooking and baking. She asked me to find Star Anise on the internet, and I settled on this. You get a lot for the money, and the quality is good.
CarisaWestminster, VT

Taste Specialty Foods, Whole Star Anise, 7-Ounce Jars (Pack of 2)

Great price and arrived on time. It’s dried spice so the shelf life is pretty long so I really don’t know how old it is but we couldn’t find it in the local area. My wife uses it to make Vietnamese Beef Pho soup.
IsidraHulett, WY