Description: Native to the Mediterranean and has been cultivated throughout Egypt. Anise is now grown worldwide with the seeds having a sweet taste, reminiscent of fennel and licorice. This spice has a strong licorice-like flavor and scent. It is a member of the family of plants that includes carrots, caraway, cumin, dill, fennel, and cilantro.
Uses: The dried seeds can be used whole or ground just before use and is often used in baking, tincturing, and cordials. Anise can also be used to flavor many herbal remedies.
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