ORGANIC CHICORY ROOT, roasted, granules
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.
Organic Chicory Root - Awesome
Chicory Root has been the perfect coffee substitute for us and so good for us too. Very happy with this product
I've never brewed chicory root before so I have nothing to compare. And I don't drink coffee so I can't say how the taste compare to it. But I do enjoy this drink with a little bitterness to it. Knowing how good chicory root is for one's health just adds to enjoyment :). The only thing con I have to mention is delivery is expensive ($15) and slow. It took 8 days to arrive from BC to ON.
Well packaged and delivered in a timely manner
I first ordered chicory root thinking I would replace the whole coffee grains with it, but I started to simply add 1 teasp to the ground coffee to make espresso, and it's so delicious - it adds a sweet-bitterness taste that the coffee in itself doesn't have, and also has some beneficial gut-action as well. I could totaly just drink chicory without the coffee, I just like the coffee smell (and the boost it gives in the morning), but it would be a great substitute for someone unable to drink coffee.
Delicious, organic and a great
Delicious, organic and a great price. I have been able to get right off coffee, drinking this instead.