Ground Star Anise

Ground Star Anise
Ground Star Anise
Ground Star Anise Ground Star Anise
100679 001
Net Weight:
2.4 oz
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Star Anise is also known as anise star or Chinese star anise and the Chinese translation means eight points and whole star anise typically features eight points,  but they can also be found with as few as five and as many as twelve points. In addition to the ground Star Anise we also offer the handpicked Star Anise with a minimum of 75% whole stars.

Indigenous to eastern China and northeastern Vietnam, star anise is now cultivated in China, Laos, Italy, France, India, Jamaica, Morocco, the Philippines and Spain with the top suppliers located in China and Vietnam. The aroma of ground anise is assertive with licorice undertones and is similar to anise seed (which is not quite as pungent). Its flavor is also both harsher and slightly more bitter than anise seed.

In India Star Anise is a staple ingredient in Garam MasalaCurry Powder seasoning blends, and in China it is a key ingredient in Chinese Five Spice.

Star Anise works well in combination with cassia cinnamon, chili powder, coriander, fennel, garlic, ginger, Lemon Grass and Sichuan Peppercorns.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.1g0%

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.

5 out of 5
3 total ratings.

Charles S. (Verified buyer) 03/12/2021
Haven't used it just yet Haven't used it just yet but the aroma is great. It brings back some kitchen memories with my grandmother on my mom's side. She taught me to cook at a very early age. She baked the most wonderful cookies using this spice. I'm anxious to do the same. Peace Charles S

Alex N. (Verified buyer) 05/15/2020
Great flavor and consistency Beautifully fresh, containers and packs shipped were all dated with when they were packed. Great feature you can't get buying at a store, no matter how "quality" it is.

Brian H. 11/12/2018
Wonderful Surprise I saw a recipe on youtube for making Turkish coffee and it included star anise and I wanted to try it. The page here on Star Anise was really useful and interesting. I had no idea it had so many health benefits. I wasn't sure weather to get the whole or the ground and finally settled on the ground. It's incredible, it's very fresh like I had ground it myself. It's an intense spice so a little goes a long way. It's great in my coffee mixed with cinnamon and hazelnut. It's also good in a rich dark tea. It's a special treat for me to make black tea with sweetened condensed milk and the star anise was incredible with that, it was so warm and delicious. It I've been using it on other things like sweet potatoes and carrots, it really adds a zing and my guests couldn't figure out what that extra special flavor was but they loved it. After dinner I did tell them it is was star anise and where I got it from. I'm starting to feel a bit like a scientist mixing different combinations of spices to see how it works, I also like it added to my tomato sauces, I always liked anise seeds with my tomato sauce this is similar but different it's a little bolder with a richer flavor that incorporates better into the sauce. It might sound strange but I feel like this is a more mature and sophisticated spice, at least it makes me feel that way when I use it.