I ran across this incredible exhibit ALL ABOUT LICORICE! Who knew there was an online food museum?? The picture of the plant is the actual licorice plant. I wonder what the blossoms smell like? How cool would that be to have an arrangement of licorice flowers in the house!
Recently a sample of historic Liquorice from 756 A.D. was analysed and found to still have active principles. Licorice provides longevity!
Native Americans used it to alleviate pain in difficult childbirth. Licorice heals!
Liquorice has been a mainstay of traditional Chinese Medicine for over 3,000 years. Licorice cures all!
In Buddhist religion an infusion of the Liquorice root is used to ceremonially bath the statue of the Buddha on the morning of his birthday, the eight day of the eight-month. Buddha is a Leo!!!
Liquorice is 50 times sweeter than sugar, but only contains 100 calories, per ounce and is widely used in the food industry. Licorice is a diet food!
Licorice for President~!
In Pontefract there is a licorice festival that looks allot like Mardi Gras.