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- Star anise is usually used for culinary purposes in Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines.
- Star anise is a rich source of two important antioxidants namely linalool, an essential oil, and vitamin C that protects the body against cellular damage caused by environmental toxins.
Illicium Verum, the Chinese evergreen shrub native to southwest China, produces one of the best spices in the world, Star anise. They are the seed pods from the fruit of this shrub.
Star anise pods are star shaped pods, with about six to eight joints, each containing seeds. Both the seed and pod are used as spices.
Star anise has a distinct and strong flavour of sweet and spice, thus they are used in minimum quantities. It pairs well with onions, poultry, beef dishes etc.
It is the pillar ingredient in Chinese cuisines. It can be used in different curries, dishes like biryani and drinks like chai. Even though the flavour is good it can’t be eaten.
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Masala tea is made by mixing the spice mixes along with the milk tea.
The masalas like star anise, green cardamom, cloves, fennel, cinnamon, peppercorn and nutmeg are mixed together to form the aromatic Indian spice mix, that are used to make masala tea variety.
This peculiar tea variety originated in Indian subcontinent, yet it gained worldwide popularity, which became a huge hit featuring in the major tea houses and cafes across the world.
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Masala chai can really make the morning hours of the ‘chai-lover’ more energized.