Proven Process for Extracting & Producing
Our processing of licorice raw materials begins with shredding the raw materials to matchstick size. Licorice solids are then extracted from the shredded raw materials with hot water. After filtration and evaporation, the concentrated licorice extract is converted into a powder, semi-fluid or block form, depending on the customer’s requirements, and then packaged and shipped to customers.
Licorice extracts are further purified through a series of proprietary extraction, purification and drying processes at Mafco’s wholly-owned facilities in China to produce licorice derivatives. These licorice derivatives are based upon the unique ingredient in licorice root, glycyrrhizic acid. Glycyrrhizic acid when isolated, purified and neutralized has no characteristic licorice flavor at low dosages but possesses unique functional properties for eliminating undesirable flavors, intensifying and prolonging sweetness and enhancing other flavors.