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Chicory is often used a substitute for or blended with 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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al, crystal river, fl January 17, 2011
“Thanx...My order of chicory arrived eggzakly on time & in perfect order!!”
Chris December 28, 2010
“I ordered a couple of things on the Wednesday before Christmas, never dreaming it would get here in time. Was I surprised. It arrived on the 24th and I was able to give my husband an extra Christmas present. We like Chicory which is hard to find. What we paid for a pound through nutsonline was equal to what we paid for 5 1/2 ounces in the store, even with shipping etc. I think I found a 'gold mine'. Thanks.”
Denise, Astoria, New York November 18, 2010
“Thanks for the amazingly fast delivery.
Didn't think I would get my order so soon. Love the pumpkin spice malted balls. Excellent!
I'll try the chicory in my coffee tomorrow morning.”
Jeffery, New York, Texas October 17, 2010
“The Chicory helped smooth out, that bitter Coffee. Thanks!!!”
Robert, Iowa July 23, 2010
“The chicory is great, just a little to coffee, brew then add cream and sugar.”
sara, Camarillo, CA April 1, 2010
I really enjoyed the Chicory. It was very fresh. Cashews, mango and pine-apple were excellent. Thank you very much.
Mary, Louisiana March 15, 2010
“Excellent service! I love your fun way of doing things...."where do you want us to ship this yummy stuff?...one yummy pound"...My order was easy, shipping was perfect, chicory tastes great! Thanks "you nutty folks!" :)”
Gene, Denver, co March 1, 2010
“I made my first pot using 1/4 chickory. Now, there's a coffee with body. Your product was first class...and fresh. Thanx for using such heavy shipping (and storage) bags. ”
CB, NC February 7, 2010
“My father has been going through chemotherapy and there isn't much he can enjoy. He can't even enjoy a cup of coffee because it tastes too bitter when he is on chemo. He wished he had some chicory like they had in the old days to improve the coffee taste, but we couldn't find it anywhere in the area 30 miles around. So I went online and our order from nutsonline.com was shipped and received in 2 days as promised. The quality was great and it really pleased him a lot, which in itself is worth gold. We will definitely order again. ”
Ed, NY December 4, 2009
“I received with no problems the 5# bag of chicory you sent to me. I got re-hooked on chicory in my brewed coffee after a recent visit to NO. Chicory is not carried in our local stores up her in the north. Thanks for your service.”
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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! ”
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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