Aniseed also called Aniseed and Sweet Cumin. Originated in Syria, this fine spice now found in many other parts of the world. It is famous for its sweet slight trivial taste very similar to licorice. Use aniseed in breads, cookies, cakes, liquors and fish.
What is AniSeed?
Aniseed is one of those herbs which is very famous in Indian and Pakistan. Aniseed is also named as Anise and Saunf (in Hindi, Urdu). It is an herbal fruit or seed which is used for flavoring cuisines, around the world.
Aniseed belongs to the family of Apiaceae which is are mostly found in Southwest Asian and Eastern Mediterranean regions. The flavor of Aniseed has too much resemblance with other spices of Apiaceae family. Aniseed plant normally grows in light. Well drained and fertile soil is best for the cultivation of Aniseed.
AniSeed is mostly confused with Fennel Seed. AniSeed and Fennel Seed, both belongs to same plant family and have similar properties but these are two different seeds/fruits. Both of them their uniqueness. AniSeed has Sweet taste with good fragrance and Fennel Seed has Woody taste.
Other Names: Anise, Saunf, Sweet Cumin
Nutritional Facts of Aniseed:
AniSeed is full of minerals with high amount of protein. Protein in it is 18% of the total minerals with Fatty oil 8-23%, Essential oil 2-7%, Starch 5%, Moisture 9-13%, N-free extracts 22-28% and 12-25% of Crude Fiber.
Use of AniSeed:
AniSeed is used as a flavoring agent all over the world. It is also used due to its sweet and aromatic taste. AniSeed is also used in the making of Soaps, Perfumes, Sachet and creams due to its sweet fragrance. It is also used in traditional and herbal medicines.
Anise has been used as a flavoring agent in alcohols, liqueurs, dairy products, gelatins, puddings, meats, and candies, and as a scent in perfumes, soaps, and sachets.
- Over heating or over exposure to heat can result in loss of essential oils and other essential elements.
- AniSeed should not be used for any problem in pregnancy without consulting your physician.
- AniSeed is not reported to be 100% safe. Some peoples have reported allergic reaction on skin, gastrointestinal and respiratory tract.
- If you are taking Tamoxifen (Nolvadex), it is strictly prohibited to use AniSeed.
Country of Origin: Product of USA
Storage Instructions: Keep in Cool & Dry Place