— Europeans use anise in cakes, cookies, and sweet bread. In the Middle East and India, it is used in savory soups and stews. Its licorice-like flavor is popular in candies and anise oil is used in liqueurs
— Country of Origin: Turkey
Anise seeds are beautifully functional. Similar to fennel, anise seeds possess the slight licorice flavor and scent from the essential oil known as anethole that makes these seeds a delightful addition to baked goods and savory dishes as well as making a useful tea. Food to Live carries premium quality anise seeds that you can buy in bulk from the comfort of home — without a trip to the health food store or international market.
Health benefits of anise seeds
Since anise seeds have an antibacterial quality, simply chewing on a small number of seeds can be helpful in eliminating the bacteria that cause bad breath. They are often offered in Indian restaurants to diners who have finished their meals.
These seeds have antispasmodic properties making them a useful aid as a tea in countering flatulence and other uncomfortable digestive issues. Those having bronchial irritation due to a cough can get relief from a soothing tea made of anise seeds.
As with all seeds, each anise seed carries the creation of an entire plant, containing B-complex vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and zinc which can be associated with heart, bone, muscle, and immune health.
How to use anise seeds from Food to Live
Anise seeds are well known as an ingredient in Springerle cookies, which are traditional German biscuits rolled in crushed anise seeds giving them a light licorice flavor.
But anise seeds are also used in Indian cooking, and you can also add these tasty, nutritious seeds to a number of dishes, sweet or savory. They combine nicely with the flavors of rice, nuts and dried fruits while providing each dish with a healthful boost.
Order your anise seeds from Food to Live today, and begin enjoying their flavor and health benefits!