Also known as Fagara or Hua Jiao, is the outer husk of a dried red berry (reddish brown shell with black seed inside) of Chinese aromatic Prickly Ash tree. The berries are initially green, and harvested when turning red.
Intensity: Intense (5/10)
Flavor & Taste: Very hot, distinctly tangy, floral & delicate citrusy fragrant, tingling freshness with bitter orange flavor.
Uses: Used in Sichuan dishes and Chinese Five Spice Mix. Also used sparingly in sauces, marinating food, and stewing meats for incomparably delicious flavor.
Medicinally best used for Asthma and also good for Spleen, Kidney and Stomach.*
*These statements and uses are not evaluated by the FDA & the product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.