Anise – Pimpinella anisum
Anise – Pimpinella anisum – It is one of the oldest known spices in the world.
The tradition of which dates back to ancient Rome. Anise has a unique taste and smell associated with the Sun, the Mediterranean Sea, brings to mind pastis, rakija, ouzo and liquorice.
It is often used in the production of candies, creams, cakes and other sweets. But star anise is also used in salty dishes. Like fennel, it is added to soups, sauces, used as a seasoning for meat dishes and exotic vegetarian dishes.