Folks often use licorice powder as a flavoring agent to impart sweetness and unique flavor to food, such as licorice olives, licorice ginger and other spices and dried fruits. Licorice extract can be canned and doubled as a spice. In my country’s Hygienic Standard for the Use of Food Additives (GB 2760), the scope of use of licorice is stipulated as canned food, seasonings, candies, biscuits, and secret money (Cantonese-style cold fruit), and the amount of use is not limited.
LIQUIRITIGENIN is a low-calorie sweetener whose sweet taste is different from that of sucrose, i.e., glycyrrhizin responds later to the sweet stimuli, while sucrose responds earlier. The time for LIQUIRITIGENIN to produce sweetness and stimulation is roughly the same as that of table salt. Therefore, when LIQUIRITIGENIN is used together with table salt, it can buffer the saltiness of foods with high salt content, so that the taste is not too salty, and produces a round and soft ambiguity. Therefore, LIQUIRITIGENIN is suitable for For the seasoning of pickled food, if LIQUIRITIGENIN is used in combination with salt and monosodium glutamate, in addition to enhancing the seasoning effect, it can also save the amount of monosodium glutamate. Mix LIQUIRITIGENIN and saccharin in a ratio of 3~4:1, and then combine with sucrose and sodium citrate to be used in food, and the sweetness effect is better.
LIQUIRITIGENIN has strong masking properties, which can mask the bitter taste in food. For example, its masking effect on caffeine is 40 times that of sucrose, which can reduce the bitter taste in coffee.
LIQUIRITIGENIN also has a certain emulsification effect in water. For example, when mixed with sucrose, protein, etc., it can form fine and stable foam, which is suitable for soda, candy, cakes and beer. LIQUIRITIGENIN is insoluble in fat, so when it is used in fat (such as cream, chocolate), some measures must be taken to make it evenly dispersed. LIQUIRITIGENIN also has a strong aromatizing effect and works well when applied to dairy, chocolate, egg products and beverages.