Reddish Brown Star Anise Powder with Low Pesticide Residues and Heavy Metals
|Volatile Oil Content||8.0ml/100g MIN|
|Pesticide Residues||up to EU and USA standards|
|Size||50 mesh MIN|
|Salmonella||not to be found in 25g|
|Total coli||<10 cfu/g|
|Bacillus Cereus||1X10^2 MAX|
|PACKING||in cartons of 20kg net each|
Reddish Brown Star Anise Powder
Reddish Brown Star Anise Powder
The source of our Star Anise Whole is from audited supplier from Guangxi, China. In Guangxi province, the growing area of Star Anise trees is about 528,000 acres, which is about 80% of the whole producing area of the world. We buy Star Anise from our audited suppliers who grow the trees on hills with low heavy metals, managing the application of pesticides as per our supervision so that there is no pollution of pesticide residues in the fruits.
There are two crops of Star Anise fruits. The harvest of spring crop is in March to April; autumn crop in September to October. The pods of Star Anise autumn crop are usually much fatter than that than those of spring crop. However, the volatile oil content of Star Anise spring crop is much higher than that of Star Anise autumn crop.
There is still another specification of Star Anise: Withered Star Anise. Withered Star Anise are those fruits which are too ripe before being got in so that they have been already dried with all the seeds inside fallen down on grown. Withered Star Anise looks even skinnier than Star Anise spring crop. However, the volatile oil content of this specification is even higher than that of Star Anise spring crop.
After being picked from the trees， Star Anise fruits are usually dipped in hot water of about 80 degrees centigrade for about 2 minutes, and then put in the sunshine for about four days. After that, the Stars will show bright reddish yellow. However, some people do not dip the Star Anise fruits in hot water for 2 minutes just to save the trouble. The Stars thus processed show much duller color.
For grinding powder, Star Anise Spring Crop and/or Withered Star Anise are usually used as raw materials. After we have purchased raw materials from our audited suppliers, our workers will remove foreign materials from the fruits first with winnowers and then my hands. For the last step, a stainless steel grinding machine is used to grind Star Anise Powder with the fruits.
During the course of processing, micros are strictly controlled and strong magnets and metal detectors are applied to avoid pollution of iron and other metals.
Our annual output of Star Anise Powder is about two hundred tons.
Our Star Anise Powder is mainly used as spices and seasoning. Applying some Star Anise Powder to your barbecue also makes it more delicious. And it can also be used as animal feed. Furthermore, it can still be used as raw materials for perfumery. In addition, some pharmaceuticals factories also use Star Anise Powder as raw materials.
Our Star Anise Powder is mainly exported to EU, USA, Japan, Middle East and South Korea. If you have any demand, please feel free to contact us at any time.
The annual output of Dried Artemisia annua of our company is about 100 tons.