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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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theresa andis, bloomfield, indiana February 18, 2012
“I bought nuts and chicory and all were the best products I have ever had. After a sample, all my friends will be ordering from you and so will I.”
alma daymond, riverview, fl November 17, 2011
“got my chicory in three days had two cups already im loving this. going to order some for my brother and have it shipped directly to him i ordered three bags i was going to send him 1 of these but i changed my mind tks for the chia seeds also that was a nice gift”
Misha, New Paltz, NY November 4, 2011
“Thank you for such a fast delivery! The ground chicory is delicious and my kitties and I were nuts over the box they were delivered in. My compost thanks you for the compostable peanuts. Looking forward to ordering again real soon!”
Connie, Chuckey, Tennessee October 4, 2011
I am thrilled with your service and the way you've made me feel like family! I am so happy to have found you, and I will definitely be a regular customer from now on. The product I ordered is excellent...you're the best!!
Heather, Hampstead, NC September 2, 2011
“VERY fast delivery, and every item packaged to keep fresh. Already ate one apricot leather which is delicious, and had a cup of fresh chicory. Do you know that it is a diuretic? Useful and natural, and other than from you, hard to come by. A great rich drink, and no caffeine! THANKS”
Heather, Brooklyn, NY August 11, 2011
“I am ordering my 3rd shipment of this awesome chicory. My husband and I do a cold-brew coffee with about 1/3 chicory to 2/3 freshly ground coffee. It's just our standard now and I often feel let down when I'm caught and have to buy a coffee. You can't match the flavour.
FYI: Cold brew coffee is easy to make at home and contains less oil and acid than regular coffee (due to the fact that the coffee beans aren't exposed to boiling water).
You don't need any fancy equipment either. We just use a French press, cold tap water and leave it out over night. It creates a concentrate so you can add boiling water to your mug (1/4 concentrate give or take) or have it cold/iced by adding cold/iced water and/or milk!”
Michael A Pisocki, Kansas City, Missouri August 10, 2011
“Just received my shipment of chicory! Also included was a sample of quinoa, which I have been wanting to try. THANKS, YOU ROCKKKKK”
Mary Hughson, Marlborough, MA July 7, 2011
“The package has landed!Thanks for the fast delivery.”
Barbara, Fairfield, CT July 6, 2011
“Received your email today, literally 1/2 hour after the chicory was delivered. You have a new customer here who will look to you first as a source for anything you carry! The delivery was exactly when predicted, and the product is the best I've tasted at the very best price (and I've researched). It even comes in a big ziploc bag to keep it fresh and easy to manipulate and store. I love merchants who put thought into their products and a sense of humor for their customers. I'm delighted. Kudos!”
Joe, Woodhaven, Mi June 24, 2011
“Great Service,Great Products”
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Rowland Laedlein, Brooklyn, NY July 14, 2014
“I can't believe how quickly my order came. I ordered is on a Saturday evening and it was delivered Monday morning; and I received an e-mail within 5 minutes telling me that my order had been delivered!
I ordered roasted chicory to blend with French Roast coffer for a New Orleans blend. I've been able to buy such a blend locally, but am moving out of the city and from visiting the market we will likely be using my New Orleans blend is not available. I decided to try your roasted chicory to make my own blend and like it better than the store bought one. Love the quality and the speed of delivery. Thank you.”
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 1 year. It is ok to refrigerate.
Country of Origin: India
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