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Description: ANISEED - Aniseed or pimpinella comes from the Middle East and has become native to the countries of the Mediterranean. Aniseed is the schizocarpic fruit of the annual anise plant of the parsley family (Umbelliferae) and consists of two half-fruits (3 - 6 mm long, 2 - 2.5 mm wide and 2 - 12 mm long pedicel) which are separable only with difficulty. Aniseed is one of the oldest spices and is also used medicinally. The spice contains essential oils and other ingredients which have a strong seasoning action. Oil content: 2.0 - 6.0% essential oils, in particular aniseed oil.
Index: 932
Commodity Name: SPICES

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