National Licorice Day:
National Licorice Day is celebrated on April 12th throughout the United States of America. On this day, it is celebrated in all its forms.
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Why National Licorice Day?
The day is marked to celebrate Licorice in all its forms, its history, health benefits, and the various differences around the World. Celebrating this day will help you gain knowledge about the various benefits and cons of eating Licorice excessively.
This Day has made us realize what Licorice actually is. This day helps us in knowing what all products are made out of it other than just candies, like Licorice tea, coffee, alcohol, Licorice cakes, cookies. There is a holiday on this occasion, and that can be the best way to enjoy candies either by sitting at home or going out.
How Can We Celebrate National Licorice Day:
- It can be celebrated by simply eating your very favorite Licorice candy.
- One must gather all the knowledge about other Licorice, and its health benefits.
- Take a tour to Licorice International and try various flavors they have in store.
- The day can also be celebrated by trying Licorice tea or coffee, or alcohol.
- By sending gifts and treats to a sweet tooth friend with a box of Licorice Candy.
- On this day, the stores in America have all kinds of Licorice to be sold with musical bands to greet the customers.
- If you are a bit creative, try out Licorice candies and bake a Licorice Cake to celebrate the high spirit of National Licorice Day.
- Make jewelry from Licorice.
- Throw a Licorice fun party.
- Try chewing Licorice roots.
- It can be celebrated by taking the World Tour Taste Test of Licorice in the Haymarket District in Lincoln, North East, Licorice International.
- By posting pictures of this day using Hashtags such as #NationalLicoriceDay or #LicoriceCandy
Interesting Facts About Licorice Day:
Here is the list of amazing facts, you wanna know on this day,
- Licorice International offers free samples of Licorice candy, with discounts and gifts on National Licorice Day.
- It can be in the form of twists, candies, ropes, jelly beans, jewels, and much more.
- It has 30-50 times more sweetness than sugar. Also, it is less instant, tart, and its sweetness lasts long.
- It is the root part of the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra.
- It is a sweet flavor used as a flavor in sweeteners and candies.
- It can be used as a dessert such as cakes.
- It is used in tea, coffee, alcohol, and even cosmetic products, along with herbalism and traditional medicines.
- It can be used to soothe heartburn and acid reflux.
- It is not safe for consumption for pregnant women or breastfeeding women.
- Excessive intake of it can lead to health disorders such as high blood pressure, low levels of potassium, brain damage, and muscle weakness.
- Suppose a person is forty years old or more and consumes two ounces of Black Licorice for two weeks on a regular basis. In that case, it can lead the person into the hospital for severe irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.
- There are two varieties of Licorice, Black Licorice and Red Licorice, with strawberry, raspberry, and cherry flavors.
- The highest quality of Black Licorice takes three minutes to be chewed completely.
- More percent in the manufacturing of Licorice candies in the market are flavored with anise and not true Licorice.
- Black Licorice is being researched in treating Ulcers and stomach infections.
- Black Licorice is tart in flavor, and Red Licorice is sweeter.
- It is not grown in America.
- The US Food and Drug Administration banned the use of this in tobacco; It is used as a flavoring agent in chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, moist snuff, and cigarettes.
- It also comes in salt flavors and chocolate-covered cookies or ice-creams.
History of National Licorice Day:
National Confectioners Association and Licorice International in 2004 declared April 12th as National Licorice Day. The Company International Licorice offers nearly one hundred and sixty types of Licorice from at least fourteen countries. The day is celebrated for Black Licorice, celebrating its health benefits, use, and varieties.
The day is listed as a National Holiday in Chase’s Calendar of Events.
The day is also celebrated as National Walk on Your Wild Side Day and National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. It is used in the Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle East tradition to treat ailments. Napoleon was so fond of Licorice that it turned his teeth black.