Culinary Notes :
Aniseed Seeds whole are used in the following ways:
- Its sweet liquorice-like taste is used in marinades, fruit salads and pickles. Is also used when making bread dough.
- Aniseed tea makes a wonderful digestive aid after a large meal.
- In small amounts, aniseed makes a nice addition to sausages, or in tomato sauce.
- Used to make aniseed biscuits, Italian biscotti and pastries.
- Add to flavour cakes and sweet fruit dishes.
- It combines well with allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, fennel, garlic and nutmeg.
Aniseed has many health benefits. It helps to reduce fatigue, stimulate digestion and as a cough remedy, as well as being a great source of iron.
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Anise seed, aniseed, Pimpinella anisum