Licorice Extract (succus liquiritiae) is the natural and concentrated juice which is obtained by water and steam extraction of the licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.). The main active component in the roots – glycyrrhizin – is a sweet glycoside. Licorice extract is used in many industrial applications for its flavouring, sweetening and/or debittering characteristics.
Norevo is a worldwide trusted supplier of licorice extract with a long-standing experience in the sourcing and processing of this raw material. Norevo supplies licorice extract with the halal and kosher label as well as in organic-certified quality.
FOOD & CONFECTIONERY
Naturally sweetening, debittering and flavouring ingredient in sweets, toffees, pastilles, gums and jellies. Also used for ice-cream, spicy sauces and condiments.
Sweetening, flavouring and colouring ingredient for soft drinks, syrups, liquors, spirits, herbal teas.
Licorice extract provides sweetness and taste and harmonizes tobacco casings.
Soothing, flavouring, debittering ingredient for pastilles, pills, syrups against sore throat, hoarseness, cough and stomach ache.
BLOCKS & POWDER
Traditional licorice types in blocks and spray-dried powders.
GRANULES & PASTE
Quickly-soluble granulate and low-viscosity, pumpable pastes (standardized or individually infused with ammomium chloride, flavoured, low-sugar etc.).
User-friendly licorice extract as a fine, low-dust powder, available in tailor-made qualities according to customer requirements.
KEY FACTS ABOUT LICORICE EXTRACT
Licorice Extract is obtained from wild and naturally growing licorice roots, from central Asia, China and Mediterranean countries. Depending on the origin of the raw material and the supply form, the extract offers a versatile taste spectrum, ranging from mild to sweet-aromatic, caramel-like, bitter-sweet and/or spicy.
SENSORY ASPECTS AND HANDLING
* Medium, **** Optimum
PRODUCT & SOURCING
Licorice extract is obtained from the root of the licorice plant. The plant grows up to 1m and blooms (violet/blue and white) in late summer.
The main harvest takes place in spring and autumn. The roots need 3-4 years to re-grow after the harvest.
The active substance of licorice extract is about 30 times sweeter than saccharose. Licorice extract naturally creates a typical sweet taste even at low dosage levels.
PROCESSING BY NOREVO
The extraction of the licorice roots is made with hot water and steam. To reduce the water content, the licorice juice is evaporated, concentrated and is subsequently cooked under continuous stirring.
Further processing: the Licorice extract is pulverized in a spray tower. Alternatively the licorice extract is re-heated and cast to form licorice blocks.
Our Quality Assurance Department and laboratory supervise the production process, the quality control and all relevant quality and safety criteria.
We answer all your questions regarding our raw materials and provide advisory support for your product development.