In the kitchen, licorice mostly plays a role as a natural sweetener. The sweetening power is about 50 times higher than that of commercial granulated sugar. In addition, licorice is an important useful plant for the food industry. The juice contained in the licorice roots is the basis for the production of licorice.

Taste. Besides the sweet taste, a slight anise note accompanies the aroma of the grated root.

Effect. The ingredients of licorice have an expectorant, antispasmodic and expectorant effect. The main applications of licorice root are flu-like infections with coughs and stomach complaints.