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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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JIm, Memphis, TN December 3, 2009
“You really know how to make a person smile. Keep up the great and nutty work.”
Mitchell, Sharpsburg, GA November 18, 2009
“I ordered a pound of chicory to mix in with my coffee (I love New Orleans style!) and it was awesome! Very fresh! Very floral! Adds wonderful taste to my coffee! I can't wait to place my next order with you guys! God bless!”
Gail, Tampa, FL October 14, 2009
“Nuts Online ships their orders so fast!! Don't know why other companies cannot do the same. The chickory tasted GREAT! I put two scoops of coffee and a scoop of chickory and the bitterness is completely gone. Thanks so much!!”
Gretel, Ithaca, NY May 20, 2009
“What a wonderful discovery you are. We found you while searching for affordable chicory and discovered a treasure of food (chocolate covered almonds, trail mix and nut mix in our first order.) It's almost impossible to buy chicory at a reasonable price nowadays. It used to be the coffee of the poor. We can't wait to try other products. And the speed of delivery is astonishing.”
Saveliy Khusid, Bronx, NY March 7, 2009
“Thank you for your business!!
We already received our parsley and enjoy the taste of your chicory!
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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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