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Raki Anise Seeds

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Our Raki Anise Seeds are tiny and intense, as sweet as candy, with notes of sesame and hazelnut, making them perfect for cookies and cakes, as well as savory dishes. They have been grown in the coastal province of Denizli, Turkey, for thousands of years and are traditionally used in the distillation of raki, the world-famous Turkish spirit. Sprinkle some on a roast chicken or fish with a little lemon juice and olive oil for a classic Mediterranean meal.


 Denizli, Turkey




Air dried


Raki-variety anise seeds (Pimpinella anisum)

Tasting notes:

Licorice • Hazelnut • Tahini

  • Grind (or add whole) to cookies, biscotti and other pastries
  • Add whole seeds to curries, dukkas and rubs
  • Sprinkle over freshly grilled fish or roast chicken
  • Pear-Anise Seed Bundt Cake
  • Ras el Hanout

Our Raki Anise seeds are grown in the coastal province of Denizli, Turkey. Anise is native to the Mediterranean and has been cultivated there for thousands of years.

Raki, the classic Turkish anise-flavored liqueur, uses these sweet, nutty seeds for its characteristic licorice flavor and digestive properties. Many other liqueurs, including Arak, Ouzo, and Pastis, use them too.

The more you know: Anise and Star Anise are often confused because they share a few similarities, including their name and a licorice flavor. However, they are completely different spices. They each come from different parts of different plants (anise is a seed, while star anise is a fruit) that are native to different parts of the world.

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Hillary R.
United States United States

Anise seeds

I bought a jar for the sole purpose of baking olive oil cookies and the anise perfumed the whole kitchen beautifully-perk! Super fresh seeds.

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Terese L.
United States United States

Another layer of flavor

I like the Raki Anise Seeds and so far have sprinkled them on top of iced coffee for another layer of flavor and on top of vanilla ice cream. I'm sure that they could be used in other ways but I don't know what they are. Like all Burlap & Barrel spices, they are very fresh and have an enticing aroma.

Joan D.
United States United States

heaven sent aroma

I have tried several different brands of anise and I have NEVER opened up a bottle to inhale an aroma like Burlap & Barrel's anise seeds. Totally different - obviously anise, but almost sweet smelling, just amazing. Tomorrow I will bake a bread called Libyan balou which is filled with anise and it should be the best loaf I've made yet.

Jade B.
United States United States

Aromatic spice

I use this in biscotti, coffee and tea drinks.

Stephanie C.
United States United States

great product

fresh seeds, full of flavor. delivered on-time and well packaged for shipment