LICORICE has challenging industrial possibilities (Jun, 1953)

LICORICE has challenging industrial possibilities

Has licorice any value in the treatment of Addison’s disease? Can it be used to enhance the flavor of breakfast foods? Might the active enzymes of licorice root be useful in the control of digestive or nutritional functions? And what could it do for your business?

Medical studies recently completed indicate a yes to the first question.

It’s likely would be the reply to the food manufacturer who failed to solve his problem with more familiar flavor components. Don’t know would be the answer to the third query—almost anything, it seems, can happen with licorice. The fourth: at this moment, a question mark!

Centuries ago someone introduced a new, flavorful candy by adding licorice to his recipe. Pharmacists also started using licorice extract to mask the bitterness of certain medicines. More recently, extract of the “sweet root” came to be employed as a conditioner and mellowing agent in tobacco products. Next, experiments revealed that licorice helps produce a tough foam structure, one that has been put to valuable service in extinguishing fires.

The listing at the right still further suggests that you should not overlook licorice in your search for new products or for ways to improve what you are already making. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have the licorice and the licorice derivatives, plus the know-how, to help you find them.

Some New or Potential Uses for Licorice And Licorice Derivatives Flavor for ice cream • Antioxidant to keep chewing gum fresh • Prolonging foam in porter and ale • Soft drink flavor • Aging and mellowing smoking pipes • Improving meat and fish sauces Therapeutic agent in treatment of Addison’s disease • Component in feeds for horses, cattle and chickens • Soothing ingredient in cough-syrups • Stabilizing acid latex • Flotation agent in ore separation

MacAndrews & Forbes Company
Licorice and Licorice Products • Since 1870
200 Fifth Avenue, New York 10, N.Y. Plant: Camden, New Jersey

  1. Scott Smith says: June 4, 20105:14 pm

    Wow! I never knew licorice had so many applications.

  2. JMyint says: June 9, 20103:06 pm

    Though licorice does have value as an expectorent, demulcent, and has been shown effective in treating ulcers prolonged use also has serious side effects like hypertension, stomache pain and shortness of breath.

  3. Toronto says: June 9, 20108:30 pm

    You can have my Panda brand licorice when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

  4. Jari says: June 10, 201011:40 am

    Toronto: Well, Panda is my second choice. Kouvolan Lakritsi is number one, but I’m not sure it’s exported over there….

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