Anise Seed is also known as Aniseed or sweet cumin. It is a relative of caraway, cumin, dill and fennel.
Anise seed is indigenous to the Middle East. It is an ancient spice.
Many cuisines including American, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Spanish and Turkish use anise seed.
Anise seed is a good flavoring spice for: beets, breads, cabbage, carrots, celery, cucumber, desserts - cakes, cookies, drinks (aperitifs, Anisette, Arrack, Ouzo, Pastis, Pernod, Ricard, Sambuco), fish, fruits, lobster, seafood, squash, tomatoes, turnips
It can aid and stimulate digestion, which is why early wedding cakes were made with the spice.
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