Origin: China, Egypt, Spain, Turkey
History: Native to southeastern Europe, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Here it was a popular and free source of something sweet to chew on. Licorice root was known to the Greeks, Egyptians and Romans as a remedy for coughs and colds. The distinctive flavor of licorice is used to conceal the bitter taste of some medicines.
Flavor Profile: Pungent
Aroma: Aromatic, pleasantly mild and sweet
Culinary Applications: marinades for poultry and pork, ice cream, stewed fruit, Chinese master stock spices
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