The most perfect substitute for any licorice in both sweet and savory dishes.
This rainforest 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.
◎ Common Name: Anise Myrtle
◎ Scientific or Latin Name: Syzygium anisatum
◎ Comparison: Fennel, liquorice root
◎ Seasonality: All year dried
◎ Region: Rainforest
This spice is featured in these recipes in Warndu Mai:
- Beetroot, ginger & anise myrtle soup
- Roasted beetroot
Warndu sells our Anise Myrtle dried and ground, ready for your use at home as a spice.