Aug. 7, 2021
licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra
Licorice, or liquorice in Britain, is indeed the source of the confection. The licorice flavor is extracted from the roots. Candies from this source are certainly yummy , but don't eat too much. It could kill you! Many countries now have limits on daily consumption at around 150 grams of the candy. Licorice has spread to the wild in CA, NV, and UT. Beal Gardens, MSU, 7/26/14. Bean family, Fabaceae.