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. 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. A wonderful blend for slow cooking. This is a salt-free seasoning.
INGREDIENTS: cinnamon, fennel, ginger, black pepper, anise, cloves