Pronounced: AN-ihss

Sweet licorice-flavored tiny oval greenish-brown seeds, from the parsley family and with a history that stretches back to 1500 B.C. Flavors drinks such as Pastis, Arrack, Anisette, and Ouzo. Anisette is a clear, very sweet liqueur made with anise seeds.


available year-round

How to store

Stay flavorful for up to one year in a cool, dark, dry place

How to prepare

Used in cookies, desserts and some savory dishes.

Matches well with

beets, breads, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, desserts, fish, melon sauerkraut, seafood


fennel, caraway, star anise, chervil or a few drops of anise extract per tsp

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