Star Anise - Star Aniseed | Illicium Verum

Star anise fruits (Illicium verum)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
Order: Austrobaileyales
Family: Schisandraceae
Genus: Illicium
Species: I. verum
Illicium verum, commonly called Star anise, star aniseed, or Chinese star anise, is a spice that closely resembles anise in flavor, obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of Illicium verum, a medium-sized native evergreen tree of northeast Vietnam and southwest China. The star shaped fruits are harvested just before ripening.

Persian, - Badian
French - Badiane
Northern India - Badian Khatai
China - Khata (origin)
Malay - Bunga Lawang
Tamil - s"அன்னாசி மொக்கு" (Annachi mokku)
Malayalam - Thakolam









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