Organic Licorice

Organic licorice is processed from the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. The licorice plant has a somewhat sweet flavor. This flavor can be extracted for use in the food industry and used in candies.

 

Organic licorice: Cultivation and Production

Organically produced licorice is grown on land that is free of chemicals and pesticides. The plant is a perennial and grows very well on well drained soil. The root contains the flavoring and it has to be processed by organic methods to be used in organic candies.

 

Organic licorice: Ingredients Used and Preparation Overview

Liquorice is extracted from the root and organic sugar and corn syrup is added to the extract to make the candy. Manufacturers may add in other sweeteners like molasses, glucose syrups and even honey. Organic flour is used to thicken the paste. Traditionally, other manufacturers will add additives, preservatives, colorants and stabilizers to the candy but organic candy will be free of these chemicals. Flavor additives like citric acid, lactic acid, and malic acid are also not added to the candy.   

 

Serving and Eating

Organic licorice is commonly consumed as a candy

 

Popular Licorice Variants

Organically produced licorice is also available in the form of peeled and unpeeled dried root. The roots can be powdered and added to teas, capsules, and tables. Herbal companies will also sell liquid extracts. However, the most common form of organically produced licorice is in the shape of candy.

 

Organic Licorice: Uses

Licorice is valued for its medicinal effects and for its sweet taste. Organically produced licorice is free of almost all additives and chemicals and is very beneficial. A few of the uses of organically produced licorice include

  • Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is considered to be good for ulcers.
  • Licorice in candy can help to soothe mouth ulcers. According to researchers, the extract lines ulcers soothing the pain and reducing painful sensations
  • It is also used as an expectorant to soothe coughs and colds

 

Organic Licorice Buying

Small farmers can grow their organic licorice in their backyard and carry out the processing at home too. However, there are several large companies that deal with the production of organically formed licorice and sell it online. For example,

  • Phyto-Plus produces the best organically formed licorice for sale online.
  • American Licorice Company also makes several brands of organically produced licorice for sale online.

 

Trivia

According to Egyptologists, licorice was extremely popular during ancient times. Roots of the plant have been found in Egyptian tombs preserved along with other valuable plants of the time.

 

                                                                                   

 

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