Anise Seed

Anise Seed
Anise Seed
Anise Seed Anise Seed
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2.1 oz
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Sweet, warm Anise Seed are small, pleasantly striped, greyish-brown seeds, often seen with a completely edible stem attached. A member of the parsley family, Anise Seed is famously known to taste and smell like licorice, but it is a more complex spice than that. Once you move past the licorice, Anise Seed also boasts spicy pepper bursts and a lemony top note; these flavors fade into a gently bitter finish that sends you back for more. Our Anise Seed has a minimum of 1.5% essential oil by weight, which underscores the powerful licorice flavor.

Anise Seed is delicious, but it’s also been popularly used in a variety of ways as folk medicine. Centuries ago, Anise Seed was ground and mixed in with whale oil to make a salve for injuries and irritations of the skin. It is mentioned in an Egyptian medical scroll that dates back to 1550 BCE as a means to help manage digestive and dental health. The gastro-intestinal uses of Anise Seed seem to be cross-cultural to at least one other, far-distant society; In India, Anise Seed was chewed after meals to aid with digestion and to help freshen up the breath. This practice survives today, as evidenced by the plate of anise seeds that can be found near the exit of almost any modern Indian restaurant the world over.


Tips From Our Kitchen


In the United States, we are most familiar with Anise Seed as a spice for dessert. It can be found in all manner of baked goods, from delicate pizzelles to crunchy biscotti to sturdy carrot cakes. But it is also a welcome ingredient in a vast array of savory uses. It is a backbone of Indian cooking so use it for fish or vegetable curries, and it is indispensable in chutneys. Anise Seed is a standard spice in Italian sweet sausage, and it also works wonderfully as a seasoning for veal chops. Toss with pork and mangoes and serve over noodles for a fresh, aromatic and fruity dinner. It’s also brilliant with roasted celery root. We also offer Ground Anise Seed for sale.

Our Anise Seed is cultivated in Turkey.

This product is certified kosher.


Hungry for more information?

Holiday Spice Guide
Indian Spices and Seasonings
Sausage Spices and Seasonings
Nutritional Geography: Anise


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.2g0%

Dietary Fiber0.3g1%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
13 total ratings.

Luna M. (Verified buyer) 03/21/2022
Very fresh and high quality I ordered anise seeds and am very happy with the purchase! They came fresh and aromatic, and on time.The price was fair as well compared to other vendors. I will purchase from Spices Inc again!

Mary M. (Verified buyer) 05/13/2021
Excellent servce, speedy delivery, GREAT Excellent servce, speedy delivery, GREAT price and quality products.

David B. (Verified buyer) 04/07/2021
Excellent Excellent

Patricia H. (Verified buyer) 10/22/2020
Great quality, great price. Great quality, great price.

Claire A. (Verified buyer) 07/01/2020
Very good quality. I steep Very good quality. I steep a teaspoon of anise seed with my rooibos/yerba mate breakfast tea. It is so delicious, and seems to support my respiratory health. Spices inc has great service. They have offered me support by email and/or phone when needed, before and/or after the sale.

Remon D. (Verified buyer) 04/16/2020
Good Spices The anise, nutmegs and sesame I received were fresh and full of flavor.

Reto F. (Verified buyer) 12/26/2019
Fine Arrived on time; quality and everything as expected. I am not given to write exuberant messages, but I do recommend company and product

Farid Z. (Verified buyer) 02/05/2019
genuine & clean seed Usually I got them from overseas, well not fresh and has lots of debris. Those seeds are excellent. I am recommending Spices Inc to my friends.

DELORES Y. (Verified buyer) 10/19/2018
RATING SPICES I'm very happy with the spices and looking to buy again.

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 07/09/2014
Anise Seed Fresh, aromatic and tasty. Express delivery was exceptional. I ground up the seeds into a fine powder and used this to season my porketti roast for a family reunion meal. It was delicious.
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