Licorice Root Chopped
Licorice root has a distinct, sweet, sharp, anise-like licorice flavour and is used mostly in Chinese cooking along with Star Anise, Szechuan Pepper and Ginger, in pork and duck recipes.
Chopped Licorice root may be added sparingly to compotes of fruit and licorice powder is used to flavour creams and ice creams.
Other Common Names: Black Sugar, Spanish Juice, Sweetroot, Sweetwood
Botanical Name: (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Health Benefits: Licorice root has been used for a number of maladies, including digestive problems, food poisoning, ulcers, cough, bacteria and infections. Licorice root has also been used to increase fertility in women. It may help with imbalances related to the adrenal glands (stress organs) as well as hormonal imbalances.