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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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Kay, Houston, TX February 8, 2011
“Magic. You are plumb magical. Your note came almost simultaneously with my chicory and both cheered my day. Hallelujah for those with senses of humor. Love the poetic element, the excellent service, the attitude, my hard-to-find chicory and the awesome free Turkish figs. Will be back and applaud everything you are.”
thomas, mcalisterville, pa. February 4, 2011
as usual your service is awesome.
thanks for the info.
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. ”
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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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