Chicory is a larger relative of the dandelion. The root is dried and roasted with a flavor described as slightly woody and nutty. The 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. It is used as a coffee substitute without caffeine.
Chicory is also notable for its medical properties. It is high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, and has the highest concentration of inulin. Chicory root is a good source of fiber and is a cleansing medicinal herb that supports digestion.
Dried Root & Leaf / Cut & Sifted
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep for 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
"Bulletproof" Style Dandelion/Chicory Coffee
Chocolate Chicory Cake
Cicoria e Fagioli (Chicory and Beans)
Sautéed Chicory Salad
Chicory Root Roasted
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.