Product: Aniseed, Ground
Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum syn. Anisum odoratum, Anisum officinale, Anisum officinarum, Anisum vulgare.
Plant Family: Apiaceae
Other Names: Green Aniseed, Anise, Anís, Anis Vert, Aniseed, Pinella, Anice, Semen Anisi, Shatpushpa, Sweet Cumin, Velaiti Saunf & Yanisum.
Description: Aniseed is an herbaceous annual plant native to the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia and North Africa that grows between 60-100cm in height. The plant has two lots of bright green coloured leaves, the lower ones are simple, ovate, and shallowly lobed and are 1-5 cm in length, and the upper leaves are feathery, pinnate and, divided. The flowers are comprised of umbels of tiny florets which are creamy-white to white in colour and approximately 3 mm in diameter. The fruit or seed are oblong and 3–6 mm in length.
Add aniseed to sweet and savoury breads, cakes and biscuits. The seeds can also be sugar coated and eaten at the end of a meal and eaten as a digestive, a tea can be made from the seed and taken for a similar purpose. Add small quantities of ground aniseed to sausage, burger and roasts where you wish to impart a mild anise flavour.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.