De-Glycyrrhizic Acid Licorice Extract — (DGLE)

Glycyrrhiza inflate Bat.
Glycyrrhiza glabra L.

<1.0% Powder
2.0~3.5% Blocks
2.1~5.0% Powder

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De-Glycyrrhizic Acid Licorice Extract (DGLE); BGG’s proprietary formula derived from Glycyrrhizic Acid or Glycyrrhizin, is a natural sweetener, flavor and fragrance, and has multiple applications.

With BGG’s globally recognized and superior laboratory research, and state-of-the-art production equipment and processes you are assured of maximum quality and potency.

All this, and BGG’s reputation for ensuring reliable supply, and excellence in Customer Service, adds up to you having a resource second-to-none to support your business and needs.

What you may not know about Licorice?

There is a long list of benefits to be found from licorice. Licorice is perhaps often best known for its distinctive flavor in sweets and candies; but its remarkable qualities extend much further.

For example, for centuries in China, licorice (the root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis or Glycyrrhiza glabra or Glycyrrhiza inflata) has been known and recognized as an especially efficacious medicinal herb, and it is one of the most important ingredients in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Licorice’s many pharmacological benefits include: reducing fatigue and debilitation; being valuable as a treatment for asthma (soothes coughing and eliminates excessive phlegm); at prescription strength, licorice is an effective pain reliever; and when used in drug formulations, has qualities that counteract and reduce drug toxicity. With its multiplicity of pharmacologically-beneficial effects, licorice is commonly known in the pharmaceutical industry as a vital ingredient, and is included in more than half of all traditional and modern drug formulas.

Licorice is extracted from the roots and rhizomes of the Licorice Plant. With its distinctive aroma and sweet taste, licorice is a powerful natural flavoring that is widely used in food, confectionery and pharmaceutical products, such as cough syrups, herbal supplements, drinks, and candy; even chewing gum.

In China, the Licorice Plant is named “Beauty Plant” or “Sweet Plant”, and in Europe, is known as “sweet root” as licorice root contains Glycyrrhizin which is a natural compound 30 to 50 times sweeter than sucrose.

What is Glycyrrhizic Acid (GA)?

Glycyrrhizin – (or glycyrrhizic acid or glycyrrhizinic acid) is the main sweet-tasting compound and major active ingredient found in the licorice root, and is often referred to by chemists as Glycyrrhizic Acid (GA). As a natural sweetener, GA is used to enhance food flavors and to mask bitter flavors in the food industry. At levels of 30-300 mg/kg, GA can enhance the flavor of cocoa and chocolate-based products, flavor and sweeten candy and other confectionery; also beverages; and has valuable use in disguising the often bitter taste of pharmaceuticals.

Which countries typically use Licorice as a Food and Beverage Additive?

In America, the ammonium salt of Glycyrrhizin is approved as a flavoring or flavor-enhancer; it is on the FDA “GRAS” List (Generally Recognized as Safe). Glycyrrhizin (GA) is also permitted by the European Union, and its use as a beneficial ingredient extends far beyond these borders.

For example, in Japan, Glycyrrhizin is used as a flavoring for hydrolyzed vegetable protein, in soy sauce, and in bean paste, to name a few, to control saltiness and/or enhance flavor.


Why is BGG’s DGLE different?

BGG’s DGLE is a new natural flavor-enhancer extracted from two groups of plant species: Glycyrrhiza inflate Bat. and Glycyrrhiza glabra L.. BGG’s DGLE has super-performance but with lower concentrations of GA.

BGG’s laboratory chemists and scientists have conducted extensive research over several years to perfect the optimum formula that not just recognizes and meets the FDA and European Commission’s recognition of the safety and benefits of Glycyrrhizic Acid, but makes maximal improvements in heed of their words of caution.

*USP 32-NF27 (United States Pharmacopeia USP 32 National Formulary NF 27) advises the following: “indicators are that excessive amounts or long-term use of licorice (and therefore GA) may cause high blood pressure or low potassium, which has been associated with irregular heartbeat and/or muscle weakness. Licorice may worsen the effects of congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, or kidney failure…” though the U.S.’s FDA and the European Commission have designated Upper Use Levels (UULs) for Glycyrrhizic Acid and Glycyrrhizic Acid Ammonium Salt as being safe chemically defined flavoring substances in food.

BGG’s unique, special formula includes all the positive virtues of the sweetening and flavoring characteristics of licorice but with reduced risks from any negative effects caused by UUL’s of GA found in many other licorice extracts.

Though the concentration of GA in DGLE has been achieved at a naturally lower level, the special licorice properties have been retained to the fullest extent; this combination results in DGLE being the perfectly balanced flavor-enhancer for all your needs.

As a Food Flavoring:

DGLE can be used for flavoring in food; BGG’s proprietary process preserves all the natural value and benefits from the licorice extract, but with more choices in its range of applications than other licorice extracts.

As a Food Additive:

DGLE can be your preferred choice as a food additive; it has all of the advantages as a natural flavor-enhancer, but has other benefits too: it more easily enters the human enterohepatic circulation, and is metabolized more completely.

Therefore it is the perfect choice as a flavor-enhancer because of its excellent flavoring qualities, higher safety, ease of solubility, stability, and versatility in its range of applications.

DGLE conforms to all statutory Food Additive Regulations and Requirements.

How to obtain more information, and Place Your Order:

In conclusion, BGG’s DGLE has many superior and distinguishing qualities with a wide range of applications for the food and beverage, and cosmetics and beauty industries. Whether for use as a sweetener and sugar alternative, as a flavor-enhancer or to complement a scent or fragrance, BGG’s DGLE deserves your attention.

Please contact us for more details and information, and to discuss how BGG’s DGLE Licorice Extract can benefit your needs and application.

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