Star anise seeds are popularly used as flavoring agents for tea, soups and marinades. Star anise is known to enhance the meat flavor and is an essential spice while preparing biryani and other masala items in the Indian subcontinent. It is used by confectioners instead of sweeteners.
Do remove star anise pods before serving a meal containing them. The pods are often used whole in braised dishes and should be removed before serving it. Likewise, you should remove them before eating if you used them as a garnish. Like bay leaves and cloves, they are potential choking hazards
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