Spices, Seasonings & Herbs - Harvested just before ripening, the rich warm flavor of CHEFS whole star anise releases from the seeds, capturing the intensity that enriches cookies, pastries, braised meats and sauces. Star anise seed derived from the fruit of an evergreen tree is the sweet spice that is also a relished savory spice in entrees. With its licorice-like flavor, sweet and herbal overtones, a little bit goes a long way. A prevalent spice in Chinese, Italian, Mexican and Southeast Asian cooking, star anise seed is infused into soups, stews and braised meats, similar to the way bay leaves are used in Western cooking.A key ingredient in 5-spice powder, a pinch of star anise seed is all that is needed to also season stir fry. These seeds along with coriander seeds add the distinctive flavor to spice cake. Baking CHEFS whole star anise seed with sliced apples or pears achieves a rich flavor that no other spice can claim. When you want to add extraordinary flavor to mulled cider or chilled desserts, reach for s - Specifications Net Spice Weight: .85-oz. Glass jar volume: 4-oz. Size: 2 3/8 Dia. x 3 H Bottled in the USA CHEFS spices and herbs are processed in an SQF2000 (Safe Quality Food) certified facility, with an audit score of Excellent, the highest score possible in the SQF framework. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has not approved whole star anise to cure medical conditions.