Consumer Alert -Understanding DGL Licorice

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TAMPA, Fla. - June 10, 2018 - PRLog -- DGL is the abbreviation of deglycyrrhizinated licorice and is a form of licorice that has been chemically altered for safer consumption. Almost all the licorice root plants found in the USA are imported from China for medicinal and food ingredient purposes. Most of these Licorice roots have a glycyrrhizin content of 15% to as much as 24% and are not suitable for human consumption if taken daily over a certain period.

For this reason, glycyrrhizin is chemically removed, partially or totally, from imported licorice to form deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL), before it is used in other products. Unfortunately, this chemical process alters the delicate natural balance of compounds found in the original licorice root. Such altered products, beside the chemical process and the content of pesticides, cannot be sold or advertised as "organic."

Some Southern European licorice roots, depending of the climate and location, have a much lower glycyrrhizin content, averaging 5% and, therefore, are suitable for human consumption in food and do not need to go through the DGL chemical process, but these Licorice roots are more expensive than their oriental counterpart.


Since 1998 PHYTO-PLUS, Inc. (ZOT brand) serve the National Health Food Market with ORGANIC, GLUTEN FREE & NON-GMO Candy. The Founder of the ZOT brand came to the States in 1996 from Italy and attended various Trade shows, while attending these shows he noticed that he did not see any Organic licorice being sold. As a master Herbalist with 15 years of experience in the Health food business, he knew the value of having this product here in the United States. He felt that the real taste of licorice was missing and in 1998 Phyto-Plus Inc. was developed. Phyto-Plus Inc. has the goal of becoming a major organic true licorice juice extract provider. We are the source of our product. We strive to provide or distributors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers with the best organic products that they can find on the market.

Since then Phyto-Plus, Inc. has created the ZOT brand that include the Organic Licorice root juice extracts in pellet form and other tasty candy products. Unlike modern soft Licorice, our organic product is made using a very old formula that makes it delightfully chewy. Using this method results in a richer, finer, and much longer-lasting taste experience.

The ZOT Brand is found in local health food stores and High-end grocery stores all over the United States and online. The brand is now making its way into organic candy stores and plan to expand its product line giving their happy customers delightful and healthy candy. ZOT brand has position itself to hold high end quality Licorice extract and Organic candy. We make our most popular products available online. Others packaging options are available upon request.

You can learn more and order at or call the main office 727-461-7885

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