Chicory

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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.

Customer Reviews

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“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!
Cheers,
Joe ”

, San Diego, CA February 21, 2013

“Just got my first order! I have already tried the black bean sticks, the sesame sticks, and the chicory...can't wait to use my vanilla beans to make homemade vanilla! I'm very happy with everything and love the box and packaging! :)”

, Martinsville, VA February 12, 2013

“I just received my order of chicory! Nuts.com is my new best friend :) I come from a family of business owners and I have much respect to people like you who put so much detail and organization into your company. This is the first time I will be trying chicory. Love that it came already ground up and ready to go in my coffee maker. I am very excited to wake up in the morning! Thank you!! "I'll be back!" (in my best Arnold Schwartzenagger voice) muaaahhhh”

, Hamburg, NY January 31, 2013

“you crack me up :-) and Quickly too! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! I'll be having chicory in my coffee in the A.M.- I can't wait to wake up!”

, Kutztown, Pa. January 17, 2013

“This product definitely works as a replacement for New Orleans (chicory) coffee. One can adjust strength by increasing or reducing water, brews the same way as coffee. Very satisfying- again, IF you are a chicory coffee user. Highly recommend!”

, rochester, ny January 5, 2013

“Once again you nutty folks have come through for me just as I was running out of Chicory!!! (Hence, the really big order this time!!) You always send everything right out and it's always top quality!!! A true testament of how businesses could learn from you!!! And you're always nutty as a fruitcake too!! I love the nutty boxes you ship!!! I always know right where it came from without having to throw on my reading glasses to search for the sender!!!! The happiest and nuttiest of holidays to you fine folks at Nuts.com!!!!!!
Cindi Van Kirk”

, Titusville, Florida December 21, 2012

“Thanks, the chicory makes the coffee way better...”

, Olympia, WA November 14, 2012

“Just ordered a bag of chicory after reading a WSJ article on it. It is wonderful! I grind one tablespoon of it in my coffee grinder, place it in a mug, boil milk (a mug's worth) and add about a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. It is delicious! Almost tastes like a caramel latte. Love it. Oh, I also strain it through a fine mesh strainer.

And, what i love most about it, is the packaging! So cute! I am going to give bags of chicory away as gifts!”

, Stafford, VA November 9, 2012

“Outstanding service and a great product. I have substituted chicory for coffee and I love it. I am a bit upset because the sample of Organic raw Cacao Goji Energy Squares has made me want to order some of them. They were great also.”

, Mustang, Oklahoma October 8, 2012

“ordered arrived in perfect condition as always you crazy nuts!! looking forward to diving in to all the goodies not to mention the good ol chicory!! thanks again. nutty gary”

, edgar, ne August 30, 2012

“First off, I would like to tell you how wonderful your web site is!!! Easy to use and there is so much fabulous information about each product. I can't believe the quantity each bag contains. Love the Detox Nuts! I don't think I have ever seen cashews as large as these are. I am thrilled with the Chicory. The bag is huge and I will use every ounce and be ordering more down the road. Thank you for your "better than fair pricing" and super fast delivery. I am very pleased with everything I ordered. Time to go try the buckwheat flour for some good old fashioned pancakes. Yummy!!!!”

, Statesville, NC March 28, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 98
Calories From Fat 0
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 3%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 7%

Ingredients

Chicory.

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. We do not recommend refrigeration or freezing.

Country of Origin: India

ID: 7165

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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