Liquorice - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

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Liquorice consists of 1% fat, 4% protein, 86% carbs, 1% fiber and 5% water. Liquorice has 380 calories per 100g, that is 87% lower than other foods in Sweets. In total 2% of the calories in Liquorice are from fat, 4% from protein and 91% from carbohydrates.

  • Very low Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 0
  • High in carbs 43.0g carbohydrates per portion of 50g
  • Low Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 0.0

Can you eat Liquorice for a low carb diet?

With 43g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 0 in a portion of 50g, Liquorice should be avoided for a ketogenic diet due to the high percentage of carbs. Liquorice contains high amounts of Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Liquorice: nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
avg Sweets[1]
Calories (kcal) 380.0 437.8
Fat (g) 1.0 16.9
Protein (g) 4.0 6.7
Carbohydrates (g) 86.0 61.5
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 58.0 61.5
Polysaccharides (g) 28.0 61.5
Fibers (g) 1.2 3.8
Sodium (mg) 2.0 71.4
Water (g) 5.0 4.9
[1] average of Sweets

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (50g) of Liquorice contains:

  • 190.0 Calories
  • 0.5g of Fat
  • 2.0g of Protein
  • and 43.0g of Carbs
  • 1.0mg of sodium - 0.0% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 7.5mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.0% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.2mg of Zinc - 0.0% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 1.0mg of Iron - 0.1% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 97.5mg of Potassium - 0.0% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 0.5mg of Vitamin C - 0.0% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • No Vitamin B12

For every gram of carbs in Liquorice you get

  • 0.05 grams of protein compared to the average of 0.46g per gram of carbs among all foods. Other foods in Sweets have on average 0.11g of proteins per 1 gram of carbs.
  • 0.01 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Sweets 0.28g)
  • 0.01 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Sweets 0.06g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Liquorice?

per 100g
Vitamin C (mg) 1.0 0.3
Vitamin E (mg) 0.1 1.7
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.0 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.0 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.0 0.1
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 4.0 12.2
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.0 0.1
Retinol (μg) 0.0 11.0
beta-Carotene (μg) 0.0
[1] average of Sweets

Is Liquorice rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (50g) for Liquorice of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Liquorice

per 100g
Magnesium (mg) 15.0 76.6
Zinc (mg) 0.4 1.1
Sodium (mg) 2.0 71.4
Calcium (mg) 10.0 70.0
Iron (mg) 2.0 3.9
Potassium (mg) 195.0 402.8
Phosphorus (mg) 40.0 162.0
[1] average of Sweets

Is Liquorice high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Liquorice we looked at the portion size (50g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Liquorice

86.0% of Liquorice are carbs, per serving of 50g that makes 43.0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Monosaccharides (g) 58.0 44.8
Polysaccharides (g) 28.0 16.6
Total carbs (g) 86.0 61.5
[1] average of Sweets

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Liquorice?

The Glycemic Index of Liquorice is 0, which would be considered as low. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 0.0 and can be regarded as low.

Allergens in Liquorice

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • high amounts of Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Liquorice

Of the 1.0g total fat per 100g in Liquorice, 0.2g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 0.3g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 0.2g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 0.0mg.