Star Anise Oil
The anethole, trans-1-methoxy-4-(prop-1-enyl) benzene is an aromatic compound found naturally in sweet anise (Pimpinella anisum), star anise (Illicium verum), dill / fennel (Foeniculum vulgare ) and other plants. At room temperature, it takes the form of white crystals with a melting point at 21 degrees Celsius and boiling at 234 degrees. Its chemical formula is C10H12O, and it is a component 13 times sweeter than table sugar, sucrose. However, even with its high sweetening power it presents flavor and aroma pleasing to most people - which explains its high employment by the industry for flavoring, especially liquor and candy.