In 2004, Licorice International founded National Licorice Day, celebrated on April 12.
Liquorice (British English) or licorice (American English) is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavor can be extracted. The licorice plant is an herbaceous perennial legume native to southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India. Licorice flavors are used in candies and sweeteners, and also to make licorice tea.
Licorice extracts have been used in herbalism and traditional medicine. Excessive consumption of licorice may result in adverse effects.
Celebrate Licorice Day by learning more about licorice, doing some licorice math, and maybe even visiting a candy store to try out different types of licorce!
Learn more about Licorice and Make Licorice Caramels!
How It’s Made – Red Licorice
These books making learning math more fun with licorice!
Take a Trip – Licorice International
If you’re ever near Lincoln, Nebraska, and you’re a fan of licorice, you might want to consider visiting Licorice International!