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Five-spice blend

Five-spice blend

With a subtle anise flavour, this Chinese 5 spice mix can be used with both sweet or savoury dishes. Adding a pinch to your soy sauce with take you off to Asia.

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The 5 spices or 5 flavors of Chinese medicine!

Why a 5-spice blend? The history of the 5-spice blend...

It's difficult to determine the exact origins of the 5-spice blend, also known as "5 flavors," as it is deeply rooted in Asian cuisine! The number 5 corresponds to the Chinese cosmology, which conceives the universe based on five basic elements: fire, earth, metal, water, and wood.

This famous Chinese blend combines: Pepper, Fennel, Anise, Cinnamon, and Clove according to the principles of traditional medicine. From the heart to digestion, it stimulates each organ in the body! Don't be mistaken, while the basic spices remain the same, there are as many variations of the 5-spice blend as there are cooks, regions, and Chinese locations. Regardless of the specific blend, it is renowned for its light, sweet, warm, and intense flavor. Both Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines adore the 5-spice blend and pair it with grilled preparations or sweet and savory dishes.

Do not confuse the 4-spice blend with the 5-spice blend! The 4-spice blend, not to be confused with the 5-spice blend, is a French spice inherited from our customs related to Lent. It is composed of black pepper, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. It was already consumed during the Middle Ages, which is more recent compared to its Chinese counterpart. "4 spices" is also another name for allspice!

Recipe ideas using the 5-spice blend

Perfect pairing: pork and 5-spice blend. You can create Asian marinades by combining the 5-spice blend with soy sauce and fish sauce, or by combining it with cilantro, shallots, or ginger as you prefer. It's simply delicious on white meats, fish, or vegetables. And once you've experimented with these savory combinations, why not use the 5-spice blend in desserts? Its anise notes lighten cakes, cookies, and fruits, in any form you like...

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Native country FRANCE
Nutritional Info VN Energie pour 100 g (energy for 100g) : 1381 kJ / 330.4 kcal
VN Matière grasse (fat) : 14.8 g
Dont acide gras saturés (of which saturated fat) : 0.9 g
VN Glucides (carbohydrate) : 23.2 g
Dont sucres (of which sugars) : 8.3 g
VN Protéines (protein) : 14.1 g
Vn Sel (salt) : 0.1 g
Ingredients fennel, green anise, coriander, cinnamon, clove.
Allergen Absence
TRACES EVENTUELLES D'ALLERGÈNES céleri, sésame, moutarde, fruits à coques.

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