Five-spice powder

Nutrition Facts*

Based on a 2000 calorie diet per serving
Serving size: 100 (100g)
DV %


Calories: 0
Total Sugars: 0g
Carb.: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Total Fats: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 0g
Sodium: 0mg

*Data provided by USDA

Five-spice powder refers to a seasoning used in Chinese cuisine, especially Cantonese, which incorporates five basic flavors of Chinese cooking: savory, bitter, pungent, salty, and sweet. The recipe for the powder varies but can contain cinnamon, black pepper, star anise, fennel seed and cloves. A little of this goes a long way.

Five-spice powder is often found in recipes that also contain peanuts, sherry, sesame seeds, peanut oil, coconut milk and maple syrup

Substitution for 5 teaspoon five-spice powder:

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 teaspoon anise seed
1 teaspoon fennel seeds

Ground Szechuan peppercorns are preferred but you can use ground black peppercorns instead.

Note: Substitutions are a suggestion only and may not work well with all recipes. Use your best judgment!