The Technology Center of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan developed technology of using licorice root in the manufacture of food products, the country’s official media reported on Thursday.
Bread was the first product enriched with glycyrrhizic acid. The specialists also plan to add this substance to Berzeňňi mineral water.
The Technology Center of the Academy of Sciences, after carrying out relevant studies, provided a scientific justification for the use of licorice root extract in the production of bread and bakery products.
According to the Technology Center experts, drugs with glycyrrhizic acid, added to food, improve the metabolic processes of the body due to the stimulating effect on the production of interferon, increasing phagocytosis.
The use of this acid allows not only to improve the nutritional and taste parameters of products, but also to preserve their taste and aroma.
The experts have also compiled scientifically based recipes for baking bread and bakery products. These recipes were offered for use to the Bereketli Trade Center of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, where the new product is currently being baked and sold.
During the cabinet meeting on January 14, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a Resolution on the construction of a plant for the production of glycyrrhizic acid from licorice root in Turkmenabat in the structure of the Buýan Agro-Industrial Complex. The annual production capacity of the enterprise, which is scheduled for commissioning in January 2024, will be 390 tons of crude glycyrrhizic acid.