Five Spice Powder is based on ancient Chinese lore that the universe is composed of five elements – wood, metal, water, fire and earth. Ingredients of Five Spice Powder represent those five elements, balanced in the harmonious melding of five flavors – sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty.
Traditional Chinese culture held that the elements of civil life had to be balanced in the same harmony as the five elements of the universe. Especially in the preparation of food, the proper five-fold relationship had to be created and maintained.
Our Five Spice Powder is made with the same premium ground spices we sell separately, blended to achieve perfect balance and classic flavor. Our Chinese Five Spice Powder marries the five iconic spices-cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and black pepper.
This spice blend goes especially well with fatty meats such as duck and pork, and benefits from long cooking times, which allow the balanced, complex flavors to develop.
- Use in marinades and rubs for beef, pork, chicken, duck and seafood to add a spicy-sweet flavor
- Use in slow-braised Chinese dishes
- Combine with salt to create a flavorful seasoning salt
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