Sweet liquorice is this nation’s oldest and possibly favourite confection. Pontefract, a spiritual home for it. Little did I know when I started the Saint Valentines Liquorice Co in 1994 to supply the finest quality Italian liquorice, just how passionate we are about it. Britain and specifically Yorkshire can be very proud of its liquorice roots (no pun intended). Our love affair with the sweet black liquorice stuff goes back a long, long way. But as luck would have it, my sweet Liquorice met everyone’s expectations of what “proper liquorice” should taste like.Continue reading My Sweet Liquorice, as luck would have it, I found you love it.
If you wanted to see liquorice root dug fresh from the soil, you would have to travel to Calabria in Southern Italy or perhaps Turkey, Iran, China, or even Pontefract in West Yorkshire, England. The liquorice plant, Glycyrrhiza Glabra, is a leafy shrub grown for its lengthy roots, which have an extended history of healing properties and a deliciously distinctive sweet taste.Continue reading Liquorice Root is surprisingly good for your health 30 uses.
Liquorice Root Tea
Liquorice Root tea has become a trendy drink. It has a list of beneficial properties as long as your arm! or even your army!! Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory to name two big ones.
Roman legions were given liquorice root to chew as they marched not only did it help quench thirst, but it contains ‘indole’ a powerful tooth decay-preventive compound. We have excellent quality liquorice Root available in our online shopContinue reading Liquorice Root Tea
A Delicious warming soup with a nutty sweet flavour.
Liquorice powder is used here to bring out the natural earthy and sweet taste of the squash. This is one of the key attributes of this remarkable plant. It co-ordinates the effects of other ingredients. As you know liquorice has a sweet and bitter taste. Used in the correct amounts it will bring out the flavour of the key ingredients really well.
Squash and Liquorice ( liquorice powder). Its an ideal combination that showcases the flexibility of Liquorice powder as an ingredient.Continue reading Butter Nut Squash Soup flavoured with Liquorice Powder.
The history of Liquorice is a long one; that’s why we made this lovely long Liquorice timeline; see above, or read on for more twists to the sweet story.Continue reading The history of Liquorice in 5 easy lessons
Natural Liquorice is over 50 times sweeter than sugar, thus making it the sweetest naturally occurring compound on this planet. Herbal Liquorice recipes often use it, 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.Continue reading A sweet gift from mother nature Natural Liquorice.