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Anise – The seeds of Pimpinella anisum, a relative of caraway, cumin, and dill native to the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. The ancient Romans believed anise seed to have medicinal properties so it was added to cakes served at the end of a meal to aid in digestion, and it is still used primarily in baked goods and sweets where its liquorice-like flavour is always welcome. The seeds, which will retain their flavour for at least two years if stored properly, are similar yet milder in flavour to fennel and star anise.