Chinese 5 Spice
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NEWS: This superfood is now available in the SANEStore as a convenient whole-food powder so you can more easily enjoy it in smoothies and recipes.
A classic Chinese spice blend, this aromatic mixture is traditionally used to season roast pork, pan fried foods, duck, rice, and virtually any type of stir fry. Our blend combines fragrant star anise with spicy Szechuan peppercorns and the sweetness of cinnamon and cloves. Finely ground fennel seeds balance and unite the flavors.
Popular throughout China and southeast Asia, this seasoning is great for marinades, sauces and stir fry. An exotic combination of taste elements, Chinese Five Spice tempts and delights the palate. The Chinese believe that it is important to incorporate the principal of the yin and the yang into their meals, thus the heat of a dish should be counter-balanced by an equally cooling ingredient. When you try this seasoning blend you will be amazed at how beautifully the flavors of sweet, warm, cool and spicy all blend. A pinch can add new excitement to muffins, nut breads, or even pancake or waffle batter. Once you try this exotic blend of spices you may just want to put it on everything you eat. Salt Free.
Why Try Chinese 5 Spice?
Top benefits of Chinese 5 Spice Blends
The spices in this mix include antioxidants and minerals such as copper, iron, and manganese. Chinese 5 Spice is commonly used in Chinese cuisine and other Asian cuisines. It’s great for grilling or marinating meat or tofu.
Chinese 5 Spice allows you to lose weight, promotes cardiovascular health, increase stomach acid production levels which strengthens digestive system, boosts energy levels through increased metabolism, helps in slowing down the aging process by antioxidant properties.
The ingredients are added together and then ground into a powder or mixed with oil or water. Some of the common ingredients found in this spice blend are star anise seeds, cinnamon bark, cloves and fennel seeds as well as white pepper and sichuan peppercorns.
How to use Chinese 5 Spice:
You can use the spice blend in the preparation of stir-fries.
Methods Chinese 5 Spice is used:
1. In marinades for meat, tofu or prawns
2. In a carrier oil to form a paste which can be grilled onto fish, chicken or tofu
3. Mixed with flour to coat fried foods such as chicken nuggets
Fun Facts about Chinese 5 Spice Most commonly found in star anise and ground fennel seeds
The name of this spice blend varies by region in China, however it is popularly referred to as five spices because it contains five distinct flavors derived from Sichuan peppercorns, cinnamon bark, cloves, fennel seed and star anise.
So if you are looking for a zesty alternative to the usual black pepper or salt on your food, it’s worth trying out some of these great quality blends.