Because of its smell and Herbal properties . It is indispensable to Chinese cuisine, which uses it in soups, marinades and five-spice powder, and it is used widely in other parts of Asia as well.
Product of Thailand.
Star Anise Powder is sweet, has a licoricey taste, and is used to flavour several liqueurs such as Saca, Galliano and pastis. Use it as an ingredients in five spice soup or as a marinade in all kinds of meats. A little ground star anise works well in desserts like chocolate cakes, or sprinkled on baked fruit.