Bodyan (star anise) 60/40
Bodyan is a very popular spice. It has a unique, rich aroma. This plant grows in China, Japan, South Korea and Abkhazia.
Bodyan is not 100% whole. 20-30% chopped pieces.
Star anise contains a large number of essential oils and nutrients: safol, phenol anethole, cineole, salts, zinc, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, B vitamins, vitamin C.
Anise and bodjan - what's the difference?
The spice has a second name - star anise. This is due to the fact that thistle and anise have very similar flavors. But there is no biological connection between them.
The differences between anise and thistle are obvious: the first is a seed, and the second looks like stars with large seeds inside, as in the photo above.
Spices are used in cooking, cosmetology and medicine.
In cooking, aniseed is added as a spice to many dishes. Since it practically does not change its taste when heated, it can be added before cooking. One star will be enough for a couple of dishes.
The spice perfectly improves the taste of sweet dishes: pies, cookies, cakes, jams, compotes. It is better to add the seasoning to the dough at the very beginning, and to other sweet dishes and drinks a couple of minutes before cooking.
In cosmetology, this body is used mainly for the skin, because it has a tonic effect, relieves edema, increases elasticity. Essential oils are often added to the bath to soothe the skin.
Useful properties of bodan
- Useful for nursing mothers, as it increases the amount of milk.
- Helps to cope with bad breath.
- Bodyan is a spice used to strengthen the body, stabilize the nervous system, increase immunity.
- Useful for coughs, helps to restore a lost or hoarse voice, promotes expectoration.
- Reduces heart rate.
- Decoction of star anise is used to treat seizures, fevers.
Like any spice, bodjan has its own contraindications. It is not recommended to use the spice for children under 12, pregnant women and people with nervous disorders. Epilepsy is strictly forbidden to use spice.
If you are asking where you can buy real bodjan, you can buy it in our online store at a great price.
You can buy spices both wholesale and retail.