Licorice Root Natural Powder
Licorice root powder is a surprising spice with great possibilities in the kitchen! It was once used as the base of black licorice, the sticky sweet, but cheaper alternatives are now used, leaving the spice very much underused. It is remarkably sweet, up to fifty times sweeter than refined sugar, and for that reason is an excellent sugar substitute for diabetics and weight watchers. A small amount in tea or coffee makes for an interesting change, and an infusion makes for a lovely, cooling tea. However, it contains glycyrrhizin, which gives its characteristic sweetness, and it shouldn't be used in excess.
A pinch used in baking or in dessert sauces will impart its sweetness and distinct anise flavour. Try it in your panna cotta recipe or as an ice cream for an interesting change. Licorice root powder works well with sour foods like raspberries or rhubarb, and with gamey meats. If you plan on a pork roast any time soon, rub a blend of salt and licorice powder into the scored skin. It takes the crackling to a whole new level of deliciousness!
Like all spices, licorice has its place in traditional and herbal medicine. The health benefits of licorice are many and varied; from digestive problems to food poisoning and viral infections. No more than 70 to 150 grams should be consumed per day, and if you're pregnant, you should avoid it until you've had your babe.
Organic farming uses no pesticides or artificial fertilisers and works with nature to build the fertility and health of our soil while caring for our environment. Organic farming has a low carbon footprint. Pure and simple, just the way nature intended.
This product is naturally gluten, nut and soy free. Please bear in mind that we do pack a wide range of natural food products on shared equipment including nuts, seeds, grains and cereals. This includes sesame, peanuts, soy and gluten. While we do our best to avoid any kind of cross contamination, this can occasionally occur and any of our products may contain traces of these, unless we have specified the product is otherwise certified.
TWC source this product as Certified Organic (spec sheets available on request). We then pack it down in a yet-to-be-certified organic facility. This means it can't be sold as Certified Organic (just 'Organic'). We're in the process of gaining our very own organic certification and expect this will be complete by mid 2019. It's then that these very same high quality organic products will regain their 'certified' status on the TWC website. Some old labels may say Certified Organic on them. The product is no different whatsoever and the pack down area uses all organic cleaning agents. Clear as mud? ;)
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Meet the collection of premium, nourishing foods by The Wholefood Collective.
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Since our mission is to make healthy living easy and affordable, we curated this line with our core values in mind—spanning from simplicity, quality and nutrition, to social impact, the environment and supporting Aussie growers.
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