Sugar Free Licorice Benefits and Science

Sugar Free Licorice Benefits and Science

I must confess, sugar free licorice is one of my least favorite snacks to eat. Licorice is a sweet treat that has been around for a long time. However, people would not expect this delicious treat to be sugar free! With health issues like Diabetes and High Blood Sugar people are turning towards healthier alternatives. This is where the sugar-free licorice craze is coming in. Why waste the calories and unneeded sugar, when you can have something almost identical in taste! These days sugar free is the way to be.

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Where does it come from?

Believe it or not, this candy comes from a root called the Glycyrrhiza Glabra. The flavor is extracted and turned into different candies and sweeteners. This is a healthier alternative for sugary candy because most of these licorice candies come sugar free. They still have that great taste but a fraction of the calories and no sugar!

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Here is the Science:

The root grows deep underground where there is plenty of drainage. It will grow under sunlight for up to three years and then it is harvested. The glycyrrhizin is where most of the sweetness comes from. In fact, it can be fifty times sweeter than regular sugar.

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Medical Uses

This candy can be effective in the the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, peptic ulcers, stomach disorders, and more. The phytoestrogens in licorice can help promote healthy skin, hair, and dental health. Licorice has even been know to help in the treatment of depression.

We have some great sugar free options available, including classic licorice twists and organic licorice. Scroll down to view some of our favorite products.

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Some sugar free licorice flavors include:

  • Strawberry twists
  • Black licorice twists
  • Anise and licorice twists
  • Licorice flavored gum
  • Licorice flavored hard candies
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