Liquorice is an ingredient?
Have you ever cooked with Liquorice? We would love to hear from you if you have. You can submit your recipes through our website. Its easy and fun and joins you in with a community of Liquorice Lovers. You can upload photos, list ingredients and cooking methods.
Natural Liquorice is over 50 times sweeter than sugar, thus making it the sweetest naturally occurring compound on this planet. Hence herbal Liquorice recipes often use Natural Liquorice because they are versatile and accessible. We have found the benefits of natural liquorice too long to list. What we can say is it contains active compounds that have far reaching potential health benefits.
Did you know that because it has unique health properties, the pharmaceutical industry uses harvested natural liquorice? Liquorice is extracted from the natural roots of a plant. Glycyrrihiza Glabra (Sweet Root). Nature has gifted the Liquorice plant with super health qualities that have been used to treat health issues since the earliest times. The confectionery industry only uses some.
Liquorice Root or Powder
Liquorice is extracted from the fresh roots of the plant by a super heating and evaporation process. It takes about 8 hours to reduce the mass to a tar like substance called liquorice extract. When the extract is cooled it can be pulverised to a manageable powder. This stuff is golden to the specialist liquorice manufacturing industry.
Now if we could all get our hands on fresh roots we would have the best ingredient to make any number of liquorice recipes. Unfortunately fresh root is extremely hard to find. But luckily for you we stock organic liquorice powder from Calabria.