Chinese Star Anise, Dried Anise Star Spice


Star anise is a fruit from a small evergreen tree that’s native to Asia. Most are in Southern China.

These star shaped fruits are picked right before ripening and are dried before use.

Benefits of Star Anise

The most notable health benefits of star anise include its ability to promote healthy skin, prevent fungal infections, support respiratory health, lower your risk of cancer, stimulate the immune system, optimize digestion, boost circulation and aid sleep.

  1. Star Anise Benefits for Skin
  2. Immune System
  3. Respiratory Infections
  4. Sleep Issues
  5. Fungal Infections
  6. Digestion
How to use the spice?

Star anise is used in culinary applications for its distinct flavor but is also employed for its medicinal benefits.

Star anise is a pillar ingredient in Chinese cooking.

It is one of the main flavors in Chinese five-spice powder and is also used to make tea and season roast duck and other meats.

The unique licorice flavor of the spice makes it a welcome addition to both sweet and savory dishes and is very effective in soup broths, sauces, and even curries.

Lianfu Food supply dried star anise whole and the powder in bulk with low MOQ.


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Lianfu Food supply dried star anise and its powder in bulk packing. ( Net weight: 5-20 kg )

Star anise (Illicium verum) is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to Asia.

It’s traditionally used as a spice in food, also as medicine.

Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking, the dominant flavour in Chinese five-spice powder.

It has a strong anise flavour, with a liquorice-like aroma.

Star anise is commonly used in its whole form to flavor teas, marinades, soups, broths, and other liquids.

It is generally removed before serving. Star anise can improve the flavor of many savory dishes.

The whole spice is an attractive eight-pointed star, but star anise is more often found ground to a powder.

In its ground form, the powder is potent and can be added directly to foods.

The ingredient is Non GMO, Gluten Free, Halal & Kosher approved.



1. Physical

Color: Reddish-brown

Flavor: Characteristic. Licorice-like

Appearance: Star with six to eight points or powder

II. Chemical

Moisture                14% maximum

Foreign Material     None

III. Microbiological

Aerobic Plate Count   500,000/g maximum

Mould and Yeast:        5,000/g maximum

Coliform                        5,000/g maximum

E. Coli:                           < 10 MPN/ g

Salmonella                     None Detected/375g

IV. Packaging, Storage and Shipping

Inner double PE bags and outside carton

Shelf Life: 12 Months

Storage temperature 25 °C, relative humidity 60%

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