This type of anise typically comes from a small tree native to southwestern China. Its taste and aroma are very similar to the more common anise (Pimpinella anisum) that has been used since Roman times. Both anises taste a lot like licorice, which has led to them being used to flavor candies and foods. In Asia, people sometimes eat star anise after meals to freshen breath and aid digestion.
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