The most perfect substitute for any licorice in both sweet and savory dishes. Dried and ground, ready for your use at home.
Anise Myrtle (syzygium anisatum) this rainforests species has leaves with strong liquorice and aniseed flavours. Also known as aniseed myrtle or ringwood, it is found naturally in the subtropical rainforests of northern New South Wales. Anise myrtle leaf is one of the highest sources of the compound anethole, which gives it the aniseed flavour and aroma, and you will see when when you use it at home.
Seasonality: Dried all year
Comparisons: Fennel, liquorice root
This spice is featured in these recipes in Warndu Mai
- Beetroot, ginger & anise myrtle soup
- roasted beetroot