Aniseed has a slightly sweet taste with a very distinctive aroma. No wonder this spice is often used as a flavoring ingredient in several types of cuisine, not only in Indonesia but also in several countries in Europe and Asia.
In addition to cooking, aniseed is also used as a mixture of alcoholic drinks such as Raki in Turkey, Sambuca in Italy, and many more. This little fat little shape also has health benefits, commonly used as a mild antiparasitic.
Containing components similar to sweet roots, aniseed does taste sweet and has a distinctive fragrance, commonly used to make snacks that are high in sugar like the following: Aniseed ball (United Kingdom), Aniseed wheels (New Zealand), pizzelle ( Italy), pfeffernusse (Germany), and Knott (Norway). Aniseed is also used to make Mexican drinks “atole de anís” or champurrado which is the same as hot chocolate, Turkish Raki drinks (alcoholic drinks), Greek Ouzo, Sambuca Italia, absinthe spirit, Arab Arak favorites, some Root beers like Virgil’s Root Beer in the United States, as a laxative food in India. Also used to make bread dough, when preparing a dessert from Peru “Picarones”.