Aniseed: Aniseed also called anise or Anix is the seed of the Pimpinella anisum plant. It belongs to the Apiaceae family. Leaves and roots of the plant are also edible but it is mostly known for its small brown seed. The seeds are small, brownish-gray, and slightly curved, with an aroma of licorice. The seeds are wonderful source of minerals like Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, iron and copper. These minerals are essential to cardiac, bone and blood health and are needed by the body to turn food into energy.