TECHNICAL DATA

STAR ANISE

Illicum verum
China
CAS 84650-59-9 ; 68952-43-2 EINECS 283-518-1 FEMA 2096
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Description
TECHNICAL DATA
SPECIFICATIONS
STORAGE
Crop season:
September to November
Part of the plant used:
Seeds
Method of extraction:
Steam distillation
Star anise is an important oriental spice with a star-like shape. It originated in China and  produced in China, Vietnam and Laos.  Star anise has a prime place in Chinese five-spice powder mix. It is popular in the culinary art of a few Asian countries and possesses high medicinal value. The oil is used for flavouring kitchen and bakery preparations and in beverages, cosmetics and aromatherapy. 
Original plant 
Illicium verum hook. f. 
Part of the plant used 
Seeds 
Cas 
84650-59-9 ; 68952-43-2 
Einecs 
283-518-1 
Fema 
2096 
Tariff number 
3301294100 
Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid/solid 
Color 
Pale yellow to amber 
Odor 
Intensely sweet, anise 
Taste 
Characteristic 
Optical rotation (°) 
-2 / 2 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,975 - 0,990 
Refractive index nd20 
1,5400 - 1,5600 
Flashpoint (°c) 
95 
Solubility 
Insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Trans-anethole > 80% 
Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from light. When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.
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Appearance at 20°c 
Clear mobile liquid/solid 
Color 
Pale yellow to amber 
Odor 
Intensely sweet, anise 
Taste 
Characteristic 
Optical rotation (°) 
-2 / 2 
Density at 20°c (g/ml)) 
0,975 - 0,990 
Refractive index nd20 
1,5400 - 1,5600 
Flashpoint (°c) 
95 
Solubility 
Insoluble in water 
Assay (% gc) 
Trans-anethole > 80% 

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