Non Traditional Whole Seed Spices
Anise in star form ( Anís en forma de estrella)
Star anise is a pillar ingredient in Chinese cooking. It is one of the main flavors in Chinese five-spice powder and is also used to season roast duck and other meats. In Vietnamese cuisine, star anise is part of the well-known soup, pho.
Star anise is also a common spice in Indian cuisine, where it is used in the spice blend garam masala, as well as dishes like biryani and drinks such as chai. In addition to chai tea, star anise is used to infuse several liquors; absinthe, sambuca, and pastis all utilize star anise to impart a licorice flavor to the finished product.
Cinnamon Stick ( Canela en rama)
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods.