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Organic Anise Seed

  • Organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO
  • Nut-Free

Organic Anise Seed


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All about Anise Seed


Organic anise seed brings you lilting, luscious tones of licorice. Much like fennel in flavor, anise seeds are smaller – chew on anise seeds, and they release a complex spicy sweetness.

Country of Origin
Egypt, Turkey
Food Complements
Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Chicken, Fish, Sweet potatoes
Flavor Complements
allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin, fennel, garlic, nutmeg, pepper
To maximize freshness, store in a dark airtight container in a cool dry place. Once the spice is ground, flavor deteriorates with exposure to light, heat, air, humidity and time.
Refills arrive in air-tight plastic bags. Simply snip a corner of your bag, refill your Smith & Truslow jar, apply the new label and recycle the bag.

German - Anise seed is found in German baked favorites – anisbrod (anise bread or anise cakes), and springerle. Also in the flavored aperatif, Ouzo.

Italian - A frequent ingredient in Italian biscotti, or the Italian liqueur, Sambuca.

Mediterranean - In Egyptian cuisine, anise can be one of the ingredients used in dakkah, a multi-spice blend. And again, you'll find anise seed in anise cookies (anise biscuits, or biscotti)..


1/2 tsp anise seeds = 1/2 tsp crushed anise seed

2 tsps ground anise seed = 1 tsp of anise extract


ground star anise (1 tsp anise seed = 2 crushed star anise)



In these Spice Blends

Organic Lemon Anise Rub, Organic Ras el Hanout

Health Benefits

Alleviates symptoms of asthma and congestion; laxative

Product Testing

In response to concerns over food safety, many in the spice industry are taking measures to provide you with the information you seek. While testing has always been conducted, certificates of analysis (COAs) are now accompanying most products through the supply chain. COAs identify country of origin, certifications, best by dates, and information on product testing.

As of August 2022, Smith & Truslow spice jar labels have “best by” dates (as opposed to “packaged on” dates), and include lot numbers that correspond to the COA for the enclosed spice or herb. If you would like to review the COA for the lot we are currently selling, or for one that you have already purchased, please send an email to: Be sure to indicate 1) the spice name, and 2) the lot number, and we’ll respond with a PDF of the COA, as is available.

If ordering refill bags only, enter the code: REFILLS at checkout to save $2.00