What is licorice good for
Earliest mention: -Licorice has been around for millennia, and evidence of the plant has been found in ancient Egyptian.
Licorice cake: -In time, licorice was used to sweeten breads and cakes and was produced in different shapes and sizes as a candy treat.
A favorite with famous figures: -Besides Tutankhamun, licorice found favor with Alexander the Great.
Licorice and King Tut: - Licorice root was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, although the reason why is still unclear.
Where does it grow?: -In fact, Glycyrrhiza glabra grows in a belt from North Africa across the Middle East and to China.
Licorice drink: -Licorice juice proved popular with the public, both as a recreational beverage and as a medical potion.
Medieval appeal: -Licorice root's medicinal benefits were well known to ancient civilizations.
Origins: -Licorice is extracted from the roots of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant.
Zan licorice sticks: -Zan was a favorite early 19th-century French brand of licorice candy.
Figaro licorice sticks: -By the end of the 19th century, licorice sticks had made their way to the United States.