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LICORICE EXTRACT

Learn everything about the production and applications of licorice extract!

LICORICE EXTRACT

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.

APPLICATIONS

FOOD & CONFECTIONERY

Naturally sweetening, debittering and flavouring ingredient in sweets, toffees, pastilles, gums and jellies. Also used for ice-cream, spicy sauces and condiments.

BEVERAGES

Sweetening, flavouring and colouring ingredient for soft drinks, syrups, liquors, spirits, herbal teas.

TOBACCO

Licorice extract provides sweetness and taste and harmonizes tobacco casings.

PHARMACEUTICALS

Soothing, flavouring, debittering ingredient for pastilles, pills, syrups against sore throat, hoarseness, cough and stomach ache.

QUALITIES

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.).

LOW-DUST POWDER

User-friendly licorice extract as a fine, low-dust powder, available in tailor-made qualities according to customer requirements.

KEY FACTS ABOUT LICORICE EXTRACT

ORIGIN

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

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.

HARVEST

The main harvest takes place in spring and autumn. The roots need 3-4 years to re-grow after the harvest.

GLYCYRRHIZIN

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

EXTRACTION

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.

PULVERIZING

Further processing: the Licorice extract is pulverized in a spray tower. Alternatively the licorice extract is re-heated and cast to form licorice blocks.

QUALITY CONTROL

Our Quality Assurance Department and laboratory supervise the production process, the quality control and all relevant quality and safety criteria.

Individual powder blends?

To fit your requirements…

…regarding flavour and application. Norevo produces customized licorice blends.

Foam-inhibited licorice paste?

Licorice paste develops foam…

…during the dissolving process.  Norevo provides liquid licorice containing defoamer to faciliate your production process.

Variation in taste?

The sensoric profile…

…of the finished product may vary according to the used licorice extract type. Licorice extract from blocks is more intense, extract in powder tastes milder.

Low-sugar licorice?

For calorie-reduced products…

…is Norevo’s low-sugar licorice paste particulary suitable.

Low-dust licorice powder?

Dust in the production area…

…may be reduced by using Norevo’s low-dust licorice powder. It facilitates the handling and production process significantly.

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