Licorice root

Licorice or liquorice is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Licorice grows wild in some parts of Europe and Asia. The roots are straight pieces of wrinkled, fibrous wood, which are long and cylindrical and grow horizontally underground. Licorice roots are brown on the outside and yellow on the inside. Licorice flavor is found in a wide variety of licorice candies or sweets but this is actually aniseed and not real licorice root. Licorice flavoring is also used in soft drinks, and in some herbal teas where it provides a sweet aftertaste...

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