Aniseed is a common sweet-snack in India, and many people in India sit about chewing aniseed all day. It freshens the breath, and promotes a sense of digestive wellbeing.
Aniseed is one of the constituents of the curious post-dessert "freshen-up" mixes that you might get served in some Indian restaurants.
Aniseed Flavour & Uses
Flavour: Aniseed has a flavour that resembles liquorice or fenel, though these plants are not related.. Similarly, Aniseeds are not the same as Star Anise. These two plants are also not related although the flavour is similar.
Uses: Aniseed is used mostly in cakes and biscuits, though in very small doses it can be used to flavour drinks, jams and red meat dishes.