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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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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”
Alyse, Brea, CA June 6, 2011
“I received the package today. It was SUPER FAST!!!! I wish all online businesses are like yours! I'll definitely buy from you guys again and also recommend them to my friends & family. Thank you so much. Oh I tried the chicory tea and I LOVE IT! It is so fresh!
5 BIG STARS FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Nancy, Sun City, Arizona May 17, 2011
“My first order came right on time, and I found the product Fresh, no surprises how nice to see quality and follow thru.”
Connie, Oxford, WI March 31, 2011
“Thanks, yes, did receive nuts and chicory today. Already put some chicory in my coffee and ate some almonds.
Will buy from NutsOnline again!”
Paul, houston, Tx March 18, 2011
“Jeffery, Your psychic powers are correct, I just received the chicory today. Can't wait to brew it with coffee to recreate the Cafe du Monde experience in New Orleans.
Many thanks to you for having this hard to find ingredient. I was linked to you via Pendery's.
Soto, Mesa, AZ March 4, 2011
“Thank we just receive the box with our order very prompt just like you said. We look forward in doing more business with your company.
Thank you again
Mrs Olga E. Soto”
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Maria, Madison, NJ August 22, 2014
“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 !!!
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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