Scientific Name :

Pimpinella Anisum

Medicinal Value :

Finds application in many traditional medicines as stomachic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, stimulant and tonic.

Nutrient Value :

Excellent source of B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. Also great source of minerals like calcium, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium

Culinery and Other Values :

Used in sweet and savory dishes to impart a sweet aromatic flavor. Used as flavoring base for soups, sauces, breads, cakes and bakery items. Used as a flavoring base in the preparation of herbal tea.

Glossary :

  • English : Aniseed
  • Tamil : Shombu
  • Malayalam : Shombu
  • Telugu : Kuppi Soptu
  • Kannada : Sompu
  • Hindi : Valaiti Saunf / Aawonf
  • Bengali : Muhuri / Mitha Jira
  • Gujarati : Anisi / Sowa
  • Marathi : Badishaep
  • Oriya : Sop
  • Punjabi : Valaiti Sounf


Recipes with aniseed:

1) Chettinad Masala Powder
Chettinad Masala Powder
2) Pigeon / Pura/ Pravu Gravy
Pigeon / Pura/ Pravu Gravy
3) Mutton Curry In Malabar Style
Mutton Curry In Malabar Style
4) Kerala Beef Roast|Malabar Style Beef Roast
Kerala Beef Roast|Malabar Style Beef Roast

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