The brown juice which we use to make our Licorice juice powder contains glycyrrhizin (of which comes the sweet taste, which is a mixture of potassium and calcium salts), coumarins, polysaccharides, flavonoids, and phytosterols. The Licorice shrub grows, partly cultivated for the production of medicines and stimulants, in Asia, the Caucasus and in the area of the Mediterranean.
The licorice plant consists of more than 400 ingredients and has 50 times the natural sweetening power of cane sugar. In 2012 it was named the medicinal plant of the year.
Licorice root juice is also used for tea and is the basic ingredient for herbal liqueurs and bitters and used widely in the field of drug production.
Licorice arises from the thickened juice just as we know it from black licorice-snails, pastilles or sweets.
Do you like your licorice sweets, sweet or salty?
Little known fact: There is a so called “licorice equator” in Germany, which runs approximately at the height of the Rhine. North of it people love licorice, South of it they pretty much hate it. Sales figures prove the existence of this equator: “We sell over 80 percent of our licorice in Germany in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony”. Only 20 percent are sold in the remaining 14 states. (Heiner Wolters, spokesman for Katjes, one of Germany’s most famous licorice manufacturers).
Did You Know?
- The licorice plant, a shrub, is officially a weed. It is about four feet tall with purplish flowers and grows in hot, dry places.
- Licorice root is one of the most popular herbs in the world. Its botanical name comes from the Greek words meaning “sweet root.”
- The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, and Hindus recognized the natural medicinal qualities of licorice.
- Licorice helps relieve the pains that accompany certain types of ulcers, and it is good for the adrenal glands.
- Carbenoxolone, a compound derived from licorice root, may help slow the effects of aging on the brain.
- Licorice root is a botanical ingredient in modern Chinese medicines used to manage cancers. Current research conducted at Rutgers, the
State University of New Jersey, supports the use of licorice in the treatment of prostate and breast cancer.
The licorice powder is supplied in a resealable aroma protective bag and should be stored in a dry, air- and light-proof way to preserve aroma.
- 100% Liquiritiae Succus, powdered (Liquorice juice powder/Licorice juice powder)
- Net weight: 1.76oz / 50g
- Shelf life 24 months from production
- Country of Origin: Raw Material from Iran. Processed in: Germany
- Diet & Allergy Info: vegan | lactose-free | organic| GMO-free | does not contain sal ammoniac
There is a whole range of applications for Licorice Juice Powder in the kitchen:
Make delicious licorice sauces for roast pork, licorice desserts, herbal liqueur and licorice ice cream!
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Further information on Liquorice Medicinal Importance and Documentation