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Organic-Bio | Spices & Herbs | Star Anise Whole โป๊ยกั๊ก 50g

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Organic/BIO | Spices & Herbs | Star Anise Whole โป๊ยกั๊ก 50g

Weight : 50g

Star Anise: The Celestial Spice of Tradition and Taste

Star Anise, scientifically known as Illicium verum, is a beautifully aromatic spice with origins steeped in ancient Chinese culinary and medicinal traditions. Its unmistakable eight-pointed star shape and deep reddish-brown hue have not only made it a staple in kitchens but also a symbol of luck and prosperity in various cultures.

Boasting a robust, licorice-like flavor, Star Anise is often the unsung hero in many culinary dishes, lending depth and complexity to flavors. While most commonly known for its role in Chinese five-spice powder, this organic and bio spice's versatile nature also shines in a myriad of global recipes from sweet to savory. Its unique aroma is often synonymous with warm, winter beverages and festive preparations.

Features Based on Ingredients:

  • Vegan: Star Anise is entirely plant-based, ensuring it fits seamlessly into vegan lifestyles.
  • Gluten-Free: Being naturally devoid of gluten, it's perfect for those with gluten sensitivities or preferences.
  • Organic & Bio: Grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, our Star Anise maintains its natural flavor and goodness.

Health Benefits:

  • Digestive Aid: Traditionally, Star Anise has been used to alleviate digestive discomfort and promote a healthy digestive system.
  • Antioxidant Properties: This spice is believed to possess antioxidant properties, helping combat oxidative stress in the body.

Product Usage:

  • Cooking: Perfect for enhancing the flavor of both savory dishes and desserts.
  • Beverages: A prime ingredient in teas and mulled wines.
  • Aromatics: Often used in potpourris due to its distinct and pleasant aroma.

Nutritional Facts (per 1 teaspoon (5g)):

  • Calories: 22
  • Macronutrients: Carbs: 3.4g, Protein: 0.4g, Fats: 1.1g
  • Micronutrients: Iron: 13% DV, Calcium: 4% DV

Suggested Portion Size: 1 teaspoon (5g)

Recipes:

  • Vegan Star Anise Tea:
    • Ingredients: 1 star anise pod, 1 cup of boiling water, 1 tsp agave syrup or maple syrup.
    • Preparation: Place the star anise pod into a cup. Pour boiling water over it.
    • Consumption: Steep for 5 minutes. Add sweetener, stir, and enjoy.
    • Storage: Drink fresh.
  • Quick Star Anise Oatmeal:
    • Ingredients: 1 cup oats, 2 star anise pods, 2 cups almond milk, sweetener of choice.
    • Preparation: In a pot, boil almond milk with star anise pods. Add oats and cook until soft.
    • Consumption: Remove pods, sweeten to taste, and serve.
    • Storage: Refrigerate leftovers and consume within 2 days.
  • Star Anise Toner:
    • Ingredients: 2 star anise pods, 1 cup distilled water.
    • Preparation: Boil the water and steep the pods for 10 minutes. Let it cool.
    • Consumption: N/A
    • Storage: Store in a sealed bottle. Use within 1 week.
  • Detox Star Anise Water:
    • Ingredients: 4 star anise pods, 1-liter water, 1 tbsp honey.
    • Preparation: Boil the water with pods. Let it cool and add honey.
    • Consumption: Sip throughout the day.
    • Storage: Refrigerate and consume within 2 days.
  • Expired Star Anise Potpourri:
    • Ingredients: Expired star anise pods, dried orange peel, dried flowers.
    • Preparation: Mix all ingredients.
    • Consumption: N/A
    • Storage: Place in bowls around the home for a natural fragrance.

Conclusion:

Star Anise stands out not just for its enchanting shape but also for its wealth of culinary and health benefits. Ideal for individuals who prioritize organic and vegan choices, this spice brings a harmonious blend of history, health, and taste to your kitchen. Embracing it is a nod to both tradition and modern health consciousness.

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