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  • Crotone Liquorice Powder4

Crotone Liquorice Powder

Net weight: 30 g - 1 oz



Crotone Liquorice Powder, passionately produced using certified organic methods, is a true aromatic treasure that captures the unmistakable flavour of liquorice in a pure and natural way. This exceptional culinary ingredient is the epitome of organic production, where care for the plant and respect for the environment go hand in hand to create a product of the highest quality. The precious packaging is inspired by ancient amphora lids, a tribute to the cultural heritage of Calabria.

The Crotone liquorice, with its strong and deep roots, grows luxuriantly in certified organic fields, where no chemical fertilizers or harmful pesticides are used. Every phase of its growth cycle is controlled by the careful attention of the farmers who, using the ancient technique of green manuring, respect the natural rhythms and life cycles of the plant, thus preserving the health of the soil and the surrounding biodiversity.

COD: SPZ.0401.0030
EAN: 8052570772063
Nutritional values
Average values ​​for 100 gr
Energy value
1018 kJ -246 kcal
0,9 g
of which saturated
0,22 g
21,7 g
of which sugars
9,3 g
11,6 g
52,3 g
0,05 g

Liquorice 100%

Tips and curiosities of the tomolo

The liquorice tradition in Crotone began in 1679 with the active participation of the local nobility. They acted as a link between the producers of the Sila villages and the Neapolitan merchants. The liquorice was packed in crates or barrels decorated with laurel leaves to ensure that the roots were well prepared and separated.

The roots were collected in the autumn and winter by teams of workers from the Sila villages, who found the bushy, clayey soils of the Crotone area particularly suitable, thanks to their high glycyrrhizin content.

The trade continued throughout the 18th century, with the aristocracy investing large sums of money to transform production from artisanal to industrial, leading to the creation of "regolizia factories".

After the Second World War, however, the production of liquorice in Calabria, which had previously been between 10,000 and 20,000 tonnes a year, fell into a crisis that reached its climax in the 1990s as a result of foreign competition, forcing many local companies to close down or turn to processors outside the region.

In the 2000s, with the help of the EU's European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, liquorice production in Calabria was revived, increasing the area under cultivation to around 1,000 hectares and reaching an average regional production of 2,500 tonnes of roots per year.

Properties and benefits of Crotone liquorice

Known for its properties, Crotone liquorice offers several health benefits.

  • Crotone liquorice is known for its high content of glycyrrhizin, a substance that provides sweetness and has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
  • It aids digestion and relieves conditions such as heartburn and gastric acidity.
  • Contains antioxidants that combat free radical damage, contributing to general health.
  • Useful for coughs and respiratory problems due to its expectorant and soothing properties.
  • Licorice can boost the immune system, helping the body to fight infection and disease.
  • Used externally, it has soothing and healing properties for the skin, useful in cases of eczema or irritation.

Using liquorice powder in cooking

In cooking, liquorice powder is used to enrich and innovate various recipes.

  • It can be used as a natural sweetener in desserts and drinks, offering a unique taste and less calories compared to sugar.
  • Ideal for flavouring cakes, biscuits and creams, giving them a distinctive and refined taste.
  • Suitable for marinating meat or fish, giving dishes an exotic and original touch.
  • Perfect for preparing herbal teas and infusions, but also for cocktails, both for its flavour and its health benefits.
  • Used in the preparation of ice creams and sorbets for a refreshing and original taste.
  • Combined with chocolate, fruit or spices such as cardamom to create unique and delicious combinations.
  • Excellent on fresh cheeses such as ricotta.

Experiment with all the fantastic combinations possible with this fine product.