How to store
To preserve the aroma and flavor, it is best to store star anise dry and sealed at room temperature.
How to eat
Star anise is a real flavor bomb and can be used well in both sweet and savory dishes. Because of its beautiful star shape, it is also used as a dessert garnish or added to a cocktail for a spicy touch. Its warm aromatic character combines wonderfully in a curry, winter stew or sauce. By adding star anise to the cooking process, you give the dish that little bit of spice it sometimes needs. Star anise remains hard in structure when heated, making it inedible. So don’t forget to remove it before serving!