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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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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”
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.”
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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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