Anis

Anis, anis vert, anis, anis

Pimpinella anisum L.

The fragrant anise plant grows about 60 centimetres high. Its basal stem leaves are kidney-shaped and the upper pinnate. The flowers are characteristically yellowish to white. Anise spice is obtained from the dried green fruits, or aniseed. Responsible for its typical taste is the volatile oil anethole. Star anise (Illicium verum Hook.fil.), although related in name, is of different origin. The fragrant anise plant grows about 60 centimetres high. Its basal stem leaves are kidney-shaped and the upper pinnate. The flowers are characteristically yellowish to white. Anise spice is obtained from the dried green fruits, or aniseed. Responsible for its typical taste is the volatile oil anethole. Star anise (Illicium verum Hook.fil.), although related in name, is of different origin.

Herkunft

Southern Europe, Germany, Bulgaria, Egypt, India, Central and South America
One of the oldest spices, anise even receives mention in the Bible. The plant probably originates from Asia Minor and the Near East, although it was already widespread around the entire Mediterranean in ancient times. Today, the primary regions of cultivation are Spain, France, Italy and Turkey.

Countries of origin

Southern Europe, Germany, Bulgaria, Egypt, India, Central and South America
One of the oldest spices, anise even receives mention in the Bible. The plant probably originates from Asia Minor and the Near East, although it was already widespread around the entire Mediterranean in ancient times. Today, the primary regions of cultivation are Spain, France, Italy and Turkey.

Geschmack

Anise has a sweet, piquant aroma.

Flavour and aroma

Anise has a sweet, piquant aroma.

Verwendung

Anise cookies, waffles and various Christmas cakes and cookies, milk drinks, apple compote, carrot and fruit salads, red cabbage
Anise can be used in drinks, salads, Christmas cakes and cookies, fried pastries, rice dishes, semolina pudding, fruit dishes and jams. It is also a main ingredient in the cuisines of Arabia and India.

Common uses

Anise cookies, waffles and various Christmas cakes and cookies, milk drinks, apple compote, carrot and fruit salads, red cabbage
Anise can be used in drinks, salads, Christmas cakes and cookies, fried pastries, rice dishes, semolina pudding, fruit dishes and jams. It is also a main ingredient in the cuisines of Arabia and India.


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