Turkmen agro-industrial complex shares licorice root production data

Business Materials 6 January 2022 12:16 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 6

By Amina Nazarli - Trend:

Turkmenistan Buyan's agro-industrial complex produced 680 tons of dry and 610 tons of thick extract from 2,960 tons of purified licorice root, Trend reports via “Turkmenistan: Golden Age”.

As a result, the complex overfulfilled its production target by 18.7 percent.

The complex produced 17,500 tons of conditional licorice root in 2020.

The products of the Buyan plant, which was commissioned in 2008 in Turkmenabat, are widely used in the country's medical industry. Licorice root is used to make teas, extracts, balms, and capsules.

Peeled pressed roots, as well as extracts from it, are primarily exported to China, Russia, the US, France, the UK, India, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea.

Back in 2019 Turkmenistan and Italy signed a memorandum to prepare an enterprise project for the production of unrefined glycyrrhizic acid by processing licorice root.

Glycyrrhizic acid, found in licorice roots, is used as a topical and topical antiviral agent. Turkmen liquorice root is notable for its valuable characteristics. It is high in vitamin C and essential oils, and it has been used to boost immunity against colds, kidney stones, and kidney stones since ancient times. It is also used to make soft drinks in the food industry.