Anise is an ancient spice that the Romans introduced to Europe. Botanically it is related to caraway and was used for medical purposes by early New World settlers. The small oval seeds have a strong licorice-like flavor and aroma.
Anise Seed is delicious in cookies, cakes, candies, bread, applesauce and beverages. Try in fruit salads, appetizers or add a dash to beef stew.
Anise Seed has an intense flavor and can be overpowering if too much is used.