Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  2
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  0 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  1 mg
  • Potassium  15 mg
  • Phosphorus  4 mg
  • Calcium  10 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Chinese Five Spice

One of the unique qualities of the United States is the mixture of worldwide cultures. It provides an opportunity to discover delicious flavors of other countries and share them with friends. Tahseen, a DaVita renal dietitian from Florida, has lived all over the world and experienced a variety of tasty food. Today she shares her kidney-friendly recipes for Chinese Five Spice from China.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Tahseen from Florida.

Portions: 20     Serving size: 1/2 teaspoon


  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 4 teaspoons anise seeds 


  1. Grind all spices and keep in an airtight container until ready to use in a recipe.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 0

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Chinese Five Spice is popular in Chinese cooking and many Asian dishes.
  • Use Chinese Five Spice in egg rolls, Chinese bok choy soup or roast chicken drumsticks.
  • Sichuan peppercorns are also known as Szechuan peppercorns. 

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Chinese Five Spice

Izabeau says:


Nice, going to make this . It will spice up my food . tks.

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