ORGANIC CHICORY ROOT, roasted, granules
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Botanical Name: Cichorium intybus
Origin: India / France
Production: Chicory is a herbaceous plant of the dandelion family with bright blue flowers and a strong, deep taproot which is harvested, sanitized, and roasted.
Qualities: Chicory root contains a high concentration of inulin, which is considered a prebiotic fiber. It is not actually absorbed in the stomach but supports beneficial intestinal bacteria to grow and proliferate and thereby improving bowel function and general health.
Chicory root has also been associated with a variety of other beneficial properties such as liver support, blood purifying, immunity boosting, and promoting weight loss.
Common Use: Chicory root is most popularly used as a coffee substitute. It has an earthy, malty-chocolate aroma and a bright acidity. It can be brewed in a tea ball or in the French press coffee maker and enjoyed with milk or dairy substitutes and/or sweeteners as desired.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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This was my first time trying chicory root so I didn’t have much to compare it to, but I found it was quite nice, very similar to coffee, but with a mild, peppery finish which I really enjoyed. Definitely worth giving a try, especially if you enjoy a cup in the evening, but are trying to avoid the caffeine.