|(Pimpinella anisum) Anise is an annual plant that was native to Asia, North Africa and the Mediterranean, but is now widely cultivated. Anise is in the same family of plants as carrots, caraway, coriander, dill, fennel, and more. It has a distinctive flavor similar to licorice. This flavor makes it particularly useful for culinary dishes (such as cakes, cookies, breads, pickling, and more). It also has been used as an aid in digestion and as a breath sweetener. |
Brewing tea: Crush 1 tsp. of seeds to release volatile oil. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the crushed seeds and let it steep, covered, for 5-10 minutes.
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