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Anise Seed

Anise seeds feature a delicately sweet and aromatic bouquet with a distinctive licorice flavor.

  • Light green to yellowish tan

  • 1/8-inch oval seeds with ridges

  • D'allesandro
    Price: $20.30
    $1.35 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Great in cookies, breads, cakes and desserts such as Italian biscotti and pizzelle cookies

  • Use for making sausage

  • Use in soups, stews, curries

  • Add seeds in the poaching water of fish and shellfish

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use whole or ground. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.


    Anise seeds.

    Anise seed (Pimpinella anisum) is an aromatic, licorice-flavored seed that comes from a flowering annual plant native to the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Anise spread to Europe during the Middle Age and more widely thereafter.

    Western cuisines have long used Anise to flavor dishes, drinks and candies, mostly due to the presence of the essential oil anethole, which is also found in the unrelated, less expensive star anise, which is common in many Asian cuisines. Anise is commonly found in traditional baked goods and sweets from a number of world cuisines, from American licorice candies to Italian pizzelle cookies to Mexican champurrado, a hot drink similar to hot chocolate. Anise is also a key ingredient in many flavored spirits and liqueurs, including the French absinthe and anisette, Italian Sambuca, Greek ouzo and numerous others.

    Anise has also been used medicinally for the relief of digestive disorders and cold or flu symptoms. It is often taken as a digestive after meals in India. Containing anethole, a phytoestrogen, Anise is often brewed as a tea for nursing mothers in Middle Eastern countries, as it is believed to promote milk flow.

    Classic recipe


    Mollettes, which are bread rolls from the Andalusian region of Spain. Our recipe uses spicy and aromatic Anise Seed for a delicate flavor that pairs well with garlic and olive oil.