March 24th, 2007 | admin
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is used as a spice in India, Europe, Northern parts of Africa, Russia, etc.
The plant prefers cold but not frosting climate. The fruits are harvested late in summer, when they indicate ripening by turning brown.
Apart from the seeds separated from the dried fruits, the leaves of anise also forms a condiment for salads and certain cookies. Anise seeds also act as a natural mouth freshener. You can find anise seeds put in a small saucer at the reception of several low-profile hotels across the country.
Pimpinella anisum belongs to the family umbelliferae.