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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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Paulette July 13, 2013
“I ordered chicory for a friend & he loved it! I'm sure I will order again. Loved the email I received from the family of nuts.com. Made me feel special & appreciated. ”
RC, Montgomery Creek, Ca July 3, 2013
“Chicory is fantabulous, the packaging is extroadinaire. I've never, in 71 years seen anything like it. OORAH, SEMPERFI, stay down with your bad self. I certainly will reorder. Thanx!”
barb, bloomington, mn June 25, 2013
“I love my chicory. Prompt delivery. Thank you. I will be ordering some snacks in the near future.”
Allen Burns, Centreville, MD June 4, 2013
“I really like the chicory. I make it in a French press with some of your Goji berries and some of your Cacao NIBS. I sometimes a little organic spun honey to lightly sweeten. It is a fantastic alternative to strong coffee.”
David, Wilson, NC May 20, 2013
“Local stores are carrying less & less variety these days & they cater to younger shoppers. I was happy to get Chicory for my favorite coffee, the sour cherries remind me of my home state of Michigan & some of the best pies I've eaten while the Licorice Allsorts are fresh and another childhood favorite. Next quest; those energy bar assortments! ”
Eyvette, Spartanburg, SC April 25, 2013
“I have gone NUTS! over your roasted chicory! In the past I have tried a Chicory and Coffee mix, but was a little hesitant to try chicory alone.... I tried it this morning mixed with my favorite Hazelnut creamer and it was great!..... It's taste is Bold and Smooth just like coffee but a little stronger... I'll have to experiment to get it just right... but I have found my coffee substitute!”
Jane, Duluth, GA March 16, 2013
“I am thrilled with my order & your great customer service! My husband is French & loves chicory in coffee (hard to find in U.S.) I ordered Wed, got immediate email response, shipment & tracking info. Low & behold, as promised, order arrived Friday, with follow-up email same day! We like to help the "small businessman" stay in business, & appreciate your family efforts & history. Will definitely order from you again! "Merci beaucoup & bonne chance!" ;-)”
elizabeth, oakwood, oh February 28, 2013
“love the chicory! adds sooo much to our coffee! Fast delivery and VERY cute box:)”
Claudia, south bend,, indiana February 27, 2013
“Hi, guys! Love, love, LOVE your delicious chicory! Makes my coffee so rich, smooth & delicious every time! Also, I use much less, 1/4 tap in my 3 cup pot. It will last but l will be back for more plus your nuts.
So stay nutty, ha! Love the packaging too. Putting on more coffee, more chicory. I'll be in heaven again. Thanks a Jeep. You didn't let me down! So glad I discovered nuts.com. Bye for now, and thank you.”
Joe, San Diego, CA February 21, 2013
“Uncle Sandy, Cousin David, Dad, and Jeff,
The Great State of New Jersey comes through again! After having trouble finding chicory anywhere online or in stores nearby, I found your website and badabing - there it was! The chicory (100%) is a beautiful thing - ground perfectly, aromatic and tasty. As a Jersey boy myself, I thank you and your company for being true to your word, great service and the speedy delivery. For sure, I will refer you to others. Forgettaboutit, going anywhere else.
Many thanks, stellar!
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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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