Licorice Root Cut & Sifted, Organic

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Licorice is a perennial plant in the bean family found in certain parts of Europe and Asia. The plant grows on a spreading root system that consists of fibrous, wood-like parts that branch out horizontally under the ground. The root, sometimes referred to as sweet root, yields a sweetness many times more potent than that of ordinary sugar.

This characteristic is why licorice root is used in making various confections, including the popular rope-like sweet treat. Licorice root is also used to make lozenges, syrups and teas.

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approximate cups to one pound4.5
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a cool, dark place in an airtight container.
appearance & aromaDry, woody pieces with a spicy, sweet fragrance.


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culinaryUse to make teas and to flavor liquors, beer and homemade soda. Licorice root may also be added to Asian soups.
industrialLicorice is used in the food, beverage, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries.
safetyCheck with your physician before using this herb if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma or diabetes. May increase the effects of diuretics and other medicines.

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[ tip: Combine organic licorice root with vanilla to flavor dark roast coffee. ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Combine with vanilla to flavor dark roast coffee.

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[ ginger root ]

[ tip: Pair licorice root with ginger root in teas and in Asian soups.  ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Pair with ginger root in teas and in Asian soups.

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flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
licorice root

Spicy and pungent with a sweet finish. Goes well with dark fruits, chocolate, ginger, coffee beans and vanilla.

formulas & recipes

organic, cut & sifted
licorice root

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what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
licorice root

Licorice, also known as European licorice and common licorice, is an herb and spice produced from the underground rhizome of a plant in the legume family. The herb’s genus name comes from the Greek words glykys and rhiza, which respectively mean “sweet” and “root.” The combination also inspired the name for the primary constituent of licorice—glycyrrhizin.

The sweet flavor of licorice root has been enjoyed for centuries throughout Europe and the Mediterranean region, starting with the ancient Romans and Egyptians. In fact, there is recorded evidence that Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great consumed copious amounts of licorice and an abundant supply was discovered in King Tut’s tomb.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.