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Is star-anise vegan?

Star-anise is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is star-anise?

Star anise is a beautiful, star-shaped spice with a unique, sweet and spicy flavor. It's commonly used in Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine to add depth and complexity to dishes. The warm, licorice-like aroma of star anise is also popular in beverages like mulled wine, cider, and tea. The essential oil extracted from the spice is used in perfumes, soaps, and toothpaste. Star anise is a good source of antioxidants and has been used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. Overall, this versatile and flavorful ingredient adds a touch of exoticism to any dish or drink.

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