Shadian & Co
Shadian is a French Afghan company specialized in licorice roots since more than 15 years with the main factory in Mazar e Sharif and several harvest points in Tajikistan and Kazahestan. The company employs nearly 40 workers in low season and 100 workers in high season and has the advantage of selling directly to final clients across the world with no intermediary and keeping the added value where the harvesting and collecting were done.
Over the past few years, Shadian has developed various products to match the international demand, and more particularly the peeled licorice which is done mechanically. It gives the advantage of offering those products to the international markets with a very low percentage of ochratoxine which is now regulated by the European Union (EU).
Tajik and Afghan licorice are known as one of the best wild licorice in the world because of its particular climate, high plateaus, culminating at 800 meters and plus, which gives the licorice a unique flavor and a high percentage of Glycyrrhizin acid. The licorice root is proposed in the form of extract powder, peeled licorice sticks & powder and sticks of all sizes.
For the past years, Shadian has been working with important international companies in the licorice field creating a close collaboration and the opportunity to exchange information’s to develop new products with them. Therefore, she has a better knowledge of the international demand and more especially of Western companies which enables her to know how to work under their guidelines and to respect their specifications.