Calabria is well known for its liquorice plant and root, both used to make black liquorice. The flavour of liquorice in this unusual jam is balanced with apple to produce a sweet/savoury condiment whose use is limited only by your imagination. It's a wonderful accompaniment to strong and hard cheeses such as Parmesan and tastes equally good with mature Cheddar.
Produced by: Naturemed
Most liquorice these days comes from China or Australia but the world's finest liquorice is widely agreed to come from Calabria. The liquorice root grows spontaneously there and has been a traditional crop in this southernmost region for many centuries. Calabrian liquorice has been awarded 'DOP' status (protected origin certification) by the EU. The notion of DOP is tied to the idea of territory and the importance of using raw materials and production methods from a certain region as a measure of authenticity.
Our organic liquorice is produced by Nature Med (originally known as Zagarese), a family run company established in 1886 which has been winning prizes for its amazing products (including the 'Gran Prix' at the Paris Expo of 1900) ever since.
Once harvested the root is ground into fibre and its sweet juices extracted and purified by a series of sieving, centrifuging and heating processes, producing cakes of pure dark liquorice.
Real organic liquorice features all natural ingredients, no added colours, salt, artificial flavours, or preservatives and comes in a variety of sizes, textures and shapes to suit all discerning tastes!
Try it on ice cream or as an interesting filling for a cake.
Apple, cane sugar, liquorice root extract, vanilla.
|Typical value||Per serving (230g)||Per 100|