Although the exact origins of five-spice powder are lost to history, there is some thought that the Chinese were attempting to produce a “wonder powder” encompassing all of the five elements. All of the five flavors – sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salty – are found in five-spice powder. Use in Chinese cooking, meats, poultry, sauces, & fruit desserts. Ingredients: Anise, Fennel, Fagara, Cloves,Cinnamon.