Vietnam Star Anise is the sun-dried flowers shape. There are 6-8 petals star shaped fruit of Illicium verum. And it is a tree attaining a height of 8-15 meters and a diameter of 25 cm. The leaves are entire, 10-15 cm long, 2.5 – 5 cm broad, elliptic, flowers are solitary. The dried flowers contains 12% Voltile Oil (VO) minimum. Hence, it is very strong spicy spice.
Star Anise is quite important ingredient for Five Spices flavor in Chinese and Indian dishesh. It is also used alot in pharmaceutical industry. For example, the Tamiflu Vaxin is made from its essential oil!
There are 2 main crop: spring (March-April) and autumn (September-October). Therefore, we have also 2 types of these flowers: spring and autumn accordingly. And with big flower, open petals, seeds inside, the autumn one is called superior quality. Some of decoration factories use it for their Christmas presents.
Origin and Distribution
Star Anise is cultivated in Vietnam, China. These herbel spicy flowers are available in autumn crop mostly. And China mainly harvest the spring ones.
In addition, the main markets are: India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Korea, Europe, North and South American.
Production and future
The farmers cultivate star anise in the North provinces of Vietnam with total 50,000 ha. However, 70% production is from Langson province, 7000-8000 tons star anise per year.
Due to high economical value, these trees are helping the North people to stay away from poor and hungry.
Moreover, the price of star anise in Vietnam has been increasing higher and higher. Until now, the price is almost doubled within 18 months. The reason is high demand from market while supply is not much.
(Star Anise Premium Quality-Autumn Crop)
Hence, since 2019, Vietnamese Government started project to invest to grow Organic star anise. In order to enhance the value and brand the Vietnamese star anise which has quality far higher than Chinese ones.
(Star Anise Standard Quality-Spring Crop)
All in all, we would like to offer you oneof the highest quality spices of Vietnam. And let’s get best price of star anise in Vietnam based on terms, conditions below:
Commodity: Star Anise in Vietnam
Trademark: NATURAL ELMAR or as per clients requirement
Types: Autumn star anise, Spring star anise, Reddish star anise, broken pieces chips and Anís Estrellado
Annual capacity: 120 MTs /month
Delivery time: 7-10 working days after receiving deposit or original L/C and label confirmation
Guarantee time: From April/May and September/October
Packing: 5kg – 10kg net/carton, 1kg PE bag x 10 in carton
Shelf life: 36 months
(Star Anise Reddish Color- Anís Estrellado)
Moisture: 13.5% max
Admixture: 1% max
Flower size: 2-2.5cm up (80% min)
Broken: 7-10% max
Packed in 10kgs carton
Container Capacity: 6.5 tons in 20ft/ 15 tons in 40ft
(Vietnam Star Anise in 10kgs carton)
(Premium Star Aniseed Autumn Crop packing for Indian client)
As a grinding manufacturer, we also make Star Anise Powder/Ground. Our Star Anise Powder price is cheap, 100% pure. We use the broken star anise while processing star anise whole for grinding. Hence, our price is very competitive. And we assure 100% from star anise. Otherwise, we will refund 2 times of money for clients.
In year 2021, the price of star anise moved up to historical high level $15,000-$18,000 per ton for the premium quality autumn flowers. However, it is expected to coming down at the end of the year when new crop is expected with more quantity.