Chinese Five Spice

This Chinese mix with its strong anise flavor is so convenient to make with ingredients from the pantry.


5/8 cup (24 servings)


2 tablespoons anise seed
2 tablespoons fennel seed
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons whole cloves
2 tablespoons whole peppercorns


In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine all ingredients (in batches if necessary); grind until mixture becomes a fine powder.


Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Nutritional Information

One teaspoon equals 8 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

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