Ananas Flower is one of the central flavors in Chinese cooking. It includes a sturdy anise taste, with a liquorices-like scent. It is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that includes a pea-size seed in each of its eight segents.
Kick start your day with star anise masala chai – Star anise is a spice that comes with a licorice-like flavor and is recognized as the ‘Chakra Phool’ across Indian households. This age Old spice ingredient has been included in several Indian, Asian, Eurasian, and Chinese recipes for several generations. It is an exotic spice that is dried, powdered, and used in masalas. It contains vitamin A, C, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and essential minerals, and antioxidants that protect the body against the harmful sun rays and ultraviolet light. It also forms a strong barrier and boosts the functioning of the immune system to prevent the attack of free radicals, microorganisms, bacteria, and fungi. Star Anise fights the signs of early aging, helping to keep your skin hydrated and well moisturized. The special compounds in star anise spice reduce the feeling of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and eases menstrual pains and cramps. Add star anise to prepare masala chai, consume it after a meal for improved digestion, and prevent bloating, constipation, and gas.
Star Anise is so-called because of its appearance as it a star-shaped eye-catching spice and it adds sweetish and aromatic flavor. It is generally used while frying in oil and then discarded.
Ananas Flower is prescribed as a digestive aid, promoting the health of female reproductive organs and for lactating mothers to increase breast-milk secretion. It is useful in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and dry cough.