Ground Anise Seed

Ground Anise Seed
Ground Anise Seed
Ground Anise Seed Ground Anise Seed
101089 001
Net Weight:
2.4 oz
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Warm and toasty Ground Anise Seed brings cozy flavors to your kitchen. A close relative of caraway, cumin, and fennel, Ground Anise Seed taste is primarily licoricey; warm and pleasantly bittersweet and sour, with a mildly camphoraceous quality. When you go beyond the licorice, Ground Anise Seed has a playful bite of pepper and citrus floating around the top notes, before it fades into a gentle, bitter finish. Our Ground Anise Seed has at least 1.5% volatile oil by weight, though it may range upwards toward 6%. We grind anise in our facility in small batches, to protect the volatile oils in Ground Anise Seed from dissipating on a shelf. This provides our customers with the freshest Ground Anise Seed possible.

Anise has long been used to flavor alcohols like sambuca, absinthe, and ouzo. Anethole, the volatile oil in anise, is completely soluble in alcohol and creates a crystal-clear distillate. It is hydrophobic, though, which means it is not soluble in water, and when an anise-based liqueur is mixed with water, it turns cloudy. This clouding is known as the “louche”, and it means that the oils are spontaneously emulsifying into micro-droplets. When you shake the oil and vinegar in your salad dressing they cloud and briefly emulsify, but eventually they separate again. With anise-based liqueurs the cloudy emulsification remains stable for a prolonged period of time (think months, if not years), which is known as “the ouzo effect”. The ouzo effect is being studied to see if this singular phenomenon can be applied to all manner of uses, from detergents to medicinal dispersion.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Ground Anise Seed is a natural in baked goods like gingerbread and the German spice cookie, pfeffernüsse. Add a pinch or two to your hot chocolate or hot apple cider for an extra dose of snug satisfaction or make a seasonally sweet pumpkin bread. In the summer, mix with ginger syrup and pour over fruit salad. But remember, Ground Anise Seed doesn’t have to be relegated to sweets; it works in savory dishes too. Try it in a pork stew with pears and white wine. It goes wonderfully with root vegetables so toss beets, carrots, or parsnips with Ground Anise Seed and roast, or make a beautifully fragrant carrot soup. Mix with honey and use as a glaze for baked chicken thighs. It is a standard spice in Indian curries, so try your hand at aloo gobi. Its flavor is assertive, so it should be used early to give it time to mellow in the cooking. We also have whole Anise Seed available if that is your preference.

Our Ground Anise Seed is cultivated in Turkey.

This item is certified kosher.


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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.

4.8 out of 5
5 total ratings.

dan b. (Verified buyer) 02/17/2021
A favorite. The aroma is A favorite. The aroma is fantastic & inspiring. The flavor is as it should be. And the grounded texture is fine and consistent. This is a staple spice for me and use it all the time. I appreciate the "spice bio" on the label, and S.I. double-bagging for shipping safety.

Stephen W. (Verified buyer) 09/04/2020
Yuuuuuummm!! Great product from a great company!!

PETER P. (Verified buyer) 07/12/2020
better than i thought it better than i thought it could ever be

Larry T. (Verified buyer) 02/25/2020
Anise Great flavor! Used it in Italian sauces!

jerry g. (Verified buyer) 04/09/2021
Very good as expected good Very good as expected good taste and aroma blends well in my Asian blend seasoning