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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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patricia August 8, 2012
“Just got our delivery of chicory & cumin & a fun surprise of the cocao goji energy squares. Great marketing. Love your packaging too. Keep up the super cool work. Next week will be my second order of moong dal & coriander. Continued success...”
greg, western, MD July 22, 2012
“Been drinking Chicory now for about 3months, because just coffee alone wasn't doing my blood pressure any good. After switching to a blend that I mix up myself, my blood pressure has come down significantly. I substitute a scoop of Chicory instead of coffee,and it not only tastes better, I'm getting some very important medical benefits, all thanks to Chicory. ”
gary July 20, 2012
“got my order. always look forward to it!! I absolutely love your chicory and various trail mixes. keep up the excellent service and products AND stay nutty like me!!!!!! Gary B.”
Tatyana, Edison, NJ May 30, 2012
“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 ”
Jo Ann, Ridgeland, MS May 17, 2012
“Enjoying my cup of chicory now. Delicious!”
Della, Mid, Missouri May 16, 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.”
James, Red Bank, NJ March 23, 2012
“Best chicory I ever tasted and I have tried many. Fastest shipping I ever had. Great company.”
Carol, Seneca, SC March 9, 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!!”
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”
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Carol, Orange, CA March 7, 2014
“Once I was no longer able to drink coffee (Dr's suggestion/new way of eating) I was at a lose as to how to "replace" it. With some reading and investigation I kept hearing about Chicory Root. I have use it with coffee grounds in the past (Louisiana style) but never alone. Along with some steamed Almond Milk to make my "Chicory Root Latte" it is pretty darn good. It is my morning sunshine to get the day started. Shipping is super fast too. Thanks for the new healthy alternative to coffee.”
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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