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Chicory is often used with or as a substitute for coffee. It has no caffeine and offers a smooth roasted flavor comparable to that of coffee. Chicory is especially popular in New Orleans.
Our chicory is made from the root of the chicory plant, Cichorium intybus, also known as endive. The root is dried, roasted, and ground up, to produce a naturally decaffeinated dark brown powder. Chicory's flavor is similar to that of coffee, although it tastes a bit more roasted and has a sweeter aroma. Some detect in it a hint of chocolate.
Few herbs have as long a history as chicory. The ancient Egyptians believed that chicory had therapeutic properties and could be used to purify the blood and treat liver problems. A notable Roman author described the leaves of the plant as an essential part of his diet. Chicory first became popular as a coffee substitute during the early 1800s, when, legend holds, Napoleon's troops brought the herb back to Paris from Northern Europe.
Historically, chicory has always been less expensive than coffee, and has become more popular when coffee is rare or expensive. During the Great Depression and World War II, for instance, many Americans substituted chicory for coffee. Today, many enjoy chicory's unique flavor by brewing chicory tea or blending it with other coffees. The herb is especially favored by New Orleans, where it is often blended with dark roasted coffee.
Chicory is also notable for its medical properties. The herb is used for body cleansing and can be beneficial for the gallbladder and liver. It has also been known to control blood sugar levels.
Chicory can be brewed right in your home coffeemaker. Simply use two to three tablespoons of ground roast chicory for each cup of hot brew desired. Vary the amount to suit your taste. Sweeten with sugar (brown or white) or honey; lighten with milk or cream.
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Amy, Urbandale, Ia. March 5, 2014
“I just received my order of chicory root from you, which I take for the health benefits, and am drinking my first cup now. It's delicious! Thanks for the fast service. But, most importantly, the box, and the opening of it was worth ordering something just for that! Gave me a good laugh!”
Donna, Chicago, IL January 29, 2014
“You guys are great! My mom makes her own coffee blend with the chicory, we aren't always able to find it. We are so glad you're around and ship quickly!”
Audrey, Quincy, MA December 10, 2013
“Rcvd our package from the post office yesterday. LOVE the nutty motifs. My husband was thrilled to have received the chicory. The bags that the chicory came in are fun, and my son loved the packing peanuts. We also thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary figs. Looking forward to doing business with you again.”
Ted, venus, texas December 9, 2013
“Received my order of chicory today despite the horrible weather we are having. It taste exactly as I had hoped. I will definitely order more as I need it. Thanks for a good product and excellent service.”
Jessica Greekwood, Methuen, MA November 7, 2013
“Ordered Chicory, Spirulina, Maca Powder and Cashews. All items are just what I need and was looking for. I love that I could order all these items in just one place. Plus my order arrived the very next day! Love nuts.com and I will definitely be ordering from them again.”
Jane, Duluth, GA October 23, 2013
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for the speedy service and awesome products! I placed my order on Monday, and my stuff arrived today (Wednesday)... one pound of chicory and the biggest bag of chives I have ever seen! I am happy to depend on you folks for all my nutty needs. Keep up the great work, Y'ALL! ;-)”
Eva, Whiting, NJ September 19, 2013
“I came across your website while I was looking for chicory. I gave up caffeine and wanted to try your chicory based on all the reviews saying how great is was. The reviews are true. This stuff is delicious! I'm 100% satisfied with the taste and love it with some cinnamon in it also. I also loved the organic medjool dates. Never had them before and they are juicy and delectable and the organic Turkish apricots were excellent. A nice surprise in addition was the free organic raw almonds to try. Thank you, they are great! Shipping was fast and we all loved the packaging! Will definitely order again for my family and going to order gifts too. Very impressed overall.”
Susanne, Las Vegas, NV August 29, 2013
“I stumbled upon Nuts.com searching the internet for Chickory Root Coffee and what d'ya know here it is! I ordered it along with almonds and walnuts, couldn't help myself! I am amazed at the speed of service & delivery (came 2 days earlier than scheduled) and you know while you can't physically see the people you are buying from, I got an immediate feel good vibe from this site :) and now I understand why, three generations of doing it right is never wrong! I have officially GONE NUTS!!! PS thanks for the extra goodie bag the Cacao Goji Berry Energy Squares were scrumdiddlyumptious!!! :) ”
Tanya, AL August 29, 2013
“I do not normally take time out to write reviews, but in this case I just had to. From the moment I received my order I was in love. The presentation of the box was adorable. I have already tried the chicory and I love it as a coffee substitute. In addition, the presentation of the product is very cute and clever. The company story on the bag of chicory created a warm and fuzzy. I love doing business with small companies who really appreciate their customers. The order arrived lightning fast. The entire experience from placing the order to receiving my order was five stars. Thank you so much! :)”
Sheila, Puyallup, WA August 10, 2013
“I recently had to give up coffee and it was even worse than quitting cigarettes. Now, I found chickory and my life is saved with a pot of chickory in my coffee pot and one cup in my hand. Many thanks!!!”
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Carol, Orange, CA March 7, 2014
“Once I was no longer able to drink coffee (Dr's suggestion/new way of eating) I was at a lose as to how to "replace" it. With some reading and investigation I kept hearing about Chicory Root. I have use it with coffee grounds in the past (Louisiana style) but never alone. Along with some steamed Almond Milk to make my "Chicory Root Latte" it is pretty darn good. It is my morning sunshine to get the day started. Shipping is super fast too. Thanks for the new healthy alternative to coffee.”
Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)
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Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. We do not recommend refrigeration or freezing.
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