National Anisette Day 2021: National Anisette Day 2021 details are here!!! Every year on 2nd July is celebrated as a National Anisette Day to commemorate the existence of Anise. In Egypt, Anise is officially considered a herb. But it was also used by the Romans in medicines and most importantly in Wedding cakes. In order to make the taste of medicine better, anise is used and it is often used to change the bitter taste of medicines. The Anise is popularly consumed in countries like Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, and France. National Anisette Day 2021 will be observed on 2nd July 2021 by people around the world.
What is Anise and How it is Consumed?
Anise is a colourless aniseed-flavoured alcoholic beverage made from distilled spirit along with sweetener and is reported to be popular in Mediterranean nations. Anisette is obtained after distilling aniseed. A long fermentation process is involved in producing the liqueur and is the most common drink during Easter and Christmas times. The drink which is obtained from this seed has high liquor content and that is the reason that it cannot be drunk neat without combining with other beverages. When it is combined with the water which changes its colour to milky white.
The drink is also said to have a naturally intense flavour. People can also make anise cookies and enjoy the sweetness of the herb. The herb is high in elements like calories, protein, carbohydrates, fibre, iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper.
History of Anise:
Media reports said that, as per the bible records, the anise was used as a herb during 1500 BC. The Anisette water is often used for religious rituals in some countries. It is used spirited water offered to the goddess.
Significance of National Anisette Day 2021:
The Anise drink used to digest heavy metals without any problem. The aniseed is used for medicinal purposes to cure epileptic, rheumatic, septic, Sore throat, cough, hysterical and digestion problems. It was also used as an antidote for snake bites and scorpion stings. Americans are still using anise as a laxative. The Italians traditionally consumed Anisette by adding it to their coffee.
However, its heavy dosage can lead to respirational problems and due to its narcotics effects, it perhaps deprives blood circulation to some extent. It could also lead to skin irritation and is not recommended during pregnancy. Some countries are considered the consumption of star anise to be highly toxic and dangerous and leads to some kinds of cancer.
It is celebrated with strong celebration from around the world on 2nd July every year as a National Anisette Day 2021.