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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“Excellent service. I ordered Chicory and Organic Raw Cacao Goji Energy on 5/27/12 and my order, plus a gift were delivered on 5/30/12. I liked the products and service, will order ”

, Edison, NJ May 30, 2012

“Enjoying my cup of chicory now. Delicious!”

, Ridgeland, MS May 17, 2012

“We ordered some Chicory and a bonus sample of Cacao Goji Energy Snacks came with it. Don't find service like that very often any more, and it arrived a day earlier than promised. Thank you. Wanted to try the Chicory because we had been reading about the health benefits, really good stuff. Never been much on squirrel bars as my husband calls it but I have to admit these really grow on you. Will definitely be ordering again.”

, Mid, Missouri May 16, 2012

“Best chicory I ever tasted and I have tried many. Fastest shipping I ever had. Great company.”

, Red Bank, NJ March 23, 2012

“As always, a great company to purchase from!! Excellent products, superior service! I often get the chicory, along with numerous flours like the coconut, spelt, etc. I find things here that I can't get anywhere else for a reasonable price. Keep up the great work!!”

, Seneca, SC March 9, 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.”

, bloomfield, indiana February 18, 2012

“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”

, riverview, fl November 17, 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!”

, New Paltz, NY November 4, 2011

“Hi guys!

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!!

Thank you
Connie

, Chuckey, Tennessee October 4, 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”

, Hampstead, NC September 2, 2011

“Thanks, guys ! This was really the fastest delivery EVER (and I like even your packaging) ! I'd be happy to order from you in the future again and even recommend you to friends.
Thanks again !!!
Maria P.”

, Madison, NJ August 22, 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 1 year. It is ok to refrigerate.

Country of Origin: India

ID: 7165

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