Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate - At a glance

Derived from Licorice root, mono-ammonium glycyrrhizinate is a unique product that has a sweet taste and is used in lipsticks. MAG can also enhance the natural product flavours and mask fatty odours

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More about Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate from MAFCO

For over 150 years MAFCO has been the world’s leading manufacturer of natural licorice products. This position has been maintained by constant technical innovation, significant financial investments, dedication to product quality, high levels of customer service and stable supply of raw materials. MAFCO’s natural licorice products are used today in a wide range of applications including confectionary, food, beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, personal care and tobacco products.

Licorice Raw Materials

Natural licorice products are derived from the roots of the licorice or glycyrrhiza genus of plants. This plant is small shrub-like leguminous plant indigenous to the Middle East and Central Asia including the countries of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Turkey. The plant’s roots are harvested in the wild when the plant is approximately four years old. Roots are collected, cleaned, dried and packaged by MAFCO’s suppliers across multiple regional sources and shipped to MAFCO’s worldwide factory locations by ocean vessel.


Licorice Derivative Manufacturing

Licorice extracts are further purified through a series of extraction, purification and drying processes at MAFCO’s wholly-owned facilities in Zhangjiagang, China to produce licorice derivatives. These licorice derivatives are based upon the unique ingredient in licorice root, glycyrrhizic acid.

Glycyrrhizic acid when isolated, purified and neutralized has no characteristic licorice flavor but possesses unique functional properties for eliminating undesirable flavors, intensifying and prolonging sweetness and enhancing other flavors. One of the most important derivatives used in cosmetics is MAG (Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate)


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Mafco’s Magnasweet® pure licorice derivatives are particularly well suited to eliminate undesirable flavors in lip products, and to moisturize, soften, and smooth when used in lip and skin products.

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