|Age Range (Description)||Adult|
|Material Feature||Gluten Free|
|Number of Items||1|
About this item
- Gluten Free
- Non GMO
- USDA Certified Organic
- Naturally Low in Glycyrrhizin
- Sugar Free
HISTORY OF LICORICE
Licorice is not a recent discovery. The ancient Egyptians used it as a natural remedy and copious supplies were found in King Tut’s tomb. Egyptian hieroglyphics record the use of licorice as a popular beverage among the men of the time. Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar are on record as endorsing the benefits of eating licorice. Modern licorice candy dates from 17th century Holland.
The licorice plant is a perennial herb and a member of the pea family. Native to southern Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean, it is extensively cultivated in Russia, Spain, Iran, and India. The plant is prized for its roots, which contain Glycyrrhizic acid. This acid, which is extracted from the roots, is fifty times sweeter than sugar. Licorice extract is used as a flavoring in food, tobacco, alcohol, cosmetics, and, of course, in licorice candy.
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