So, overdosing on black licorice is really a thing. Who would have thought that?
Halloween is known as the biggest candy eating holiday and FDA encourages a moderate consumption of black licorice specifically. Here are a few lookouts that FDA suggests if you are looking for stocking up your Halloween candy supplies:
If you are 40 years old or older, consuming 2oz. of black licorice each day for two weeks would give you irregular heart rhythm and you would end up in hospital.
No matter what your age is, do not eat great amounts of licorice. Licorice is also used in flavoring foods yet not a lot of products in USA that are termed as “Licorice Flavored” actually contain the root.
Licorice is basically a low-growing shrub grown in Greece, Turkey and Asia. The National Institutes of Health says that the licorice plant’s root is used as a folk remedy in medicine. It is used for treating heartburn, ulcers, sore throats, cough and some infection viruses.
So, you must be very careful when eating this deceptive treat since you never know when these delicious treats will turn into tricks.