Nature's Flavors Anise Flavor Extract contains the true essence of nature. Grown largely in the warmer climates of the Mediterranean and Southwestern Asia where the weather is ideal for this plant to thrive, anise provides a naturally sweet licorice or fennel-like flavor that enhances food and beverage recipes, alike. The flavor of anise has been used for centuries, dating back to the Romans who used it as a flavoring to enhance the taste of baked goods. The fragrant smell and taste of anise additionally compliments alcoholic beverages, while providing fresh breath and digestive benefits. Keep in mind that our extracts are highly concentrated, so make sure to begin by using a small amount, and then gradually increase your usage depending on the final product you'd like to achieve. Have fun experimenting with this tasty flavor!