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My Sweet Liquorice, as luck would have it, I found you love it.

ropes of sweet liquorice

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.

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Liquorice Root is surprisingly good for your health 30 uses.

liquorice root bundle naturally sweet tasting roots from the plant Glycyrrhiza Glabra used to make liquorice confectionery sold by www.valentines-liquorice.uk

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.

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Liquorice Root Tea

Liquorice Root Tea from the liquorice experts Saint Valentines Liquoirce Company online liquoirce shop valentines-liquorice.uk

Liquorice Root Tea

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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 shop

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Butter Nut Squash Soup flavoured with Liquorice Powder.

Butter Nut Squash and liquorice soup from the liquorice experts Saint Valentines Liquoirce Company online liquoirce shop valentines-liquorice.uk

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. 

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A sweet gift from mother nature Natural Liquorice.

liquorice root and plant drawing natural liquorice roots

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.

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