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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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Marcia, Martinsville, VA February 12, 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! :)”
Kerri, Hamburg, NY January 31, 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”
susan, Kutztown, Pa. January 17, 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!”
a pullano, rochester, ny January 5, 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!”
Cindi, Titusville, Florida December 21, 2012
“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”
rick lehman, Olympia, WA November 14, 2012
“Thanks, the chicory makes the coffee way better...”
Alexandra, Stafford, VA November 9, 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!”
Terry, Mustang, Oklahoma October 8, 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.”
Gary, edgar, ne August 30, 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”
Tammy, Nashville, TN August 29, 2012
“LOVE the Chickory!!! Looking to try the almond flour and chia seeds next!!!!!
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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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