Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wikipedia - The Great Argument solver

Liquorice extract is traded both in solid and syrup form. Its active principle is glycyrrhizin, a sweetener more than 50 times as sweet as sucrose which also has pharmaceutical effects.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licorice

Ha! Take that Jamie.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

"50 times sweeter?" As I've said, how do you measure sweetness? If it's by taste (which it fucking should be surely?) then it makes it SOUR.

It's all gravy. Apparently.

Kate said...

Oi Jamie - here's an answer for you -

http://www.science.edu.sg/ssc/detailed.jsp?artid=67&type=6&root=3&parent=3&cat=30