Love it or hate it, liquorice is loved by many across the globe. It has a distinctive flavour and is extracted from the liquorice plant. Besides chewing on a sweet stick of liquorice, it can also be found in baked foods, drinks and medicines. Sit back, chew on some liquorice and catch up on these fun facts this World Liquorice Day.
1.Liquorice is flowering plant that belongs to the pea family. It is found in the warmer regions of South Europe and Asia.
2. The root of liquorice contains compound that is 50 times sweeter than normal sugar.
3. It is the root of the liquorice plant that is used in the food industry for producing sweets, chewing gums and various liqueurs. Liquorice is also popular and often consumed in tea.
4. Liquorice is used to flavour tobacco and various types of beer and brandy.
5. Liquorice is used in medicines worldwide. It can be used to treat respiratory tract disorders, a cough, mouth and gastric ulcers, indigestion, headaches and neuro-degenerative disorders. Creams made of liquorice can be used for the removal of freckles and other discolorations on the skin.
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