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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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Misha, New Paltz, NY November 4, 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!”
Connie, Chuckey, Tennessee October 4, 2011
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!!
Heather, Hampstead, NC September 2, 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”
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.”
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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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