Aromatic Anise Seeds were a revered digestive tonic of the Greeks and Romans and are native to the Eastern Mediterranean region. Aniseed (or anise) is best known for its distinctive liquorice flavour.
HOW TO USE
In addition to flavouring the popular candy treat of liquorice, aniseed is also used in baked goods, such as rye bread or aniseed biscuits, traditional Italian biscotti and pastries. It can also be used in desserts, fruit salads, pickles and sweet soups, and is a wonderful additional to curries and seafood dishes.
Not to be confused with star anise, which has a similar but much stronger flavour.