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Anisata Tin 30g - Outback Spirit
Outback Spirit Herbs and Salts Anisata Tin 30g
Outback Spirit Herbs and Salts Anisata Tin 30g
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Anisata Tin 30g


Provenance  Anisata is a coastal rainforest tree of subtropical eastern Australia. These days it's rare to find it in the wild, and the ones left in their natural environment must not be foraged. Fortunately for those of us who love to cook with this aromatic herb, there are significant plantations of Anisata in this region, particularly in the area around Lismore.
Brush past an Anisata tree and an intriguing aniseed aroma will envelop you. The leaves are rich in the essential oils anethole and citral: anethole is an aromatic compound that gives the leaves their aniseed flavour, and the citral provides a slight lemon and eucalypt finish. Suitable for both savoury and sweet applications! For example dust whitebait in Anisata before flash frying or add to strained ricotta to make a unique chilled pudding!

While the slightly curly leaves of this beautiful rainforest tree can be used fresh, they are usually dried and ground to produce a distinctive aniseed herb with a delightful aromatic finish. The flavour is similar to that found in star anise and fennel but other compounds found in its leaves add a sweetness, making it suitable for both savoury and sweet dishes. Anisata is intensely flavoured and small amounts deliver a big flavour hit so be judicious when using it. Where possible, it’s a good idea to add it towards the end of cooking to avoid dissipation of the important essential oils. It is lovely sprinkled on cooked vegetables and makes a great rub for all meats and seafood, before grilling or roasting. Add to yoghurt or crème fraiche for an interesting flavour. Add to pasta sauce or to a batter for fish.

Anisata Lamb Fillets with Anisata Goat’s Cheese and Vegetable Cake

Anisata Deep-fried Whitebait with Lemon Aspen Mayonnaise

Anisata Eggplant ‘Bruschetta’ with Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Anisata Apple and Sour Cream Pancakes

Chilled Ricotta Anisat and Honey Puddings

Storing Anisata

This dried ingredient must be kept airtight so as to not absorb moisture from the air.

It is best kept in a dark place, such as inside a cupboard to mitigate the effects of oxidisation from light. This is not harmful but will cause the ingredient to discolour and lose some of their  phyto-chemical activity.

 For more info on this wonderful ingredient, click here

 Product highlights:  contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, no genetically modified ingredients and gluten free, suitable for vegans. 

Nourish your spirit  -Outback Spirit has been developing and workinwithin an ethical supply chain for over 20 years, that assures consumers that products have authenticity and integrity by supporting a network of suppliers within traditional Indigenous groups, families and Communities. 

Supporting the Outback Spirit Foundation. From every product you purchase, funds are contributed to the Outback Spirit Foundation. The Outback Spirit Foundation supports Aboriginal farmers, growers and harvesters. The Outback Spirit Foundation is a registered Public Benevolent Entity with tax exemption for donations. 


Carbon Neutral Delivery via Sendle- supporting Tasmania's forests


  • -$-15.50
  • Regular price $15.50
    Tags: anisata, herb
    Type: Herbs and Salts

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