Don’t Binge on All the Black Licorice at Once, FDA Warns


If black licorice is among your candy stash this Halloween, be careful not to eat large amounts all at once, the Food and Drug Administration warned.

Glycyrrhizin is a sweetening compound derived from licorice root, and this ingredient is found in black licorice. When eaten in excess at once, it lowers potbadium which could lead to irregular heart rhythms, according to the FDA consumer report.

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Black Licorice