Bio-diversity is critical. You never know what new compounds will be derived from virtually overlooked species.
New Prospects for an All-Around Spice
By Ann Perry
February 20, 2008
People use anise to add a hint of licorice to everything from holiday springerle cookies to robust bottles of ouzo and raki. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) postdoctoral scientist Nurhayat Tabanca and plant pathologist David Wedge have found that anise (Pimpinella sp.) is more than just another jar in the spice rack.
Teaming up with colleagues in...(complete article here).