Star Anise is quite popular across the globe. This is used in plenty in Indian and Eurasian cooking. This has a distinct licorice flavour. This is used in biryanis, masala chai, chicken, sea food and on some vegetarian dishes too. This is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C besides calcium, iron, manganese, zinc phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. It has many medicinal benefits ranging from treating ailments such as indigestion, cold, flu to managing sugar levels.