Chicory Root (Roasted) - CHICORIUM INTYBUS
(Granules) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Chicory is a bushy perennial herbaceous plant from the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. It has bright blue flowers and a deep, fleshy tap root like the Dandelion. The root, when roasted is a great coffee substitute.
Origin: France Other Names: Blue Sailors, Coffeeweed, Succory, Wild Chicory, Wild Succory
Part Used: Roasted Root
Culinary Uses: The Chicory Root is roasted, which sweetens it, and then used as a coffee substitute or extender, as in Louisiana-style coffee. Roasted Chicory Root can used in a coffee grinder to produce a finer material. It can be brewed right in your home coffeemaker. Simply add by teaspoons as desired. A tea-ball, filled with one and one-half teaspoons of ground Roasted Chicory Root will produce about 4 cups of drink. Roasted Chicory Root can also be used to add a dark rich color to soups, meats, gravies and dark breads.
Medicinal Uses: Chicory is considered helpful for the liver, loss of appetite, and worms. It is a mild laxative. Chicory contains inulin, a natural starch. It is also used to promote bile secretions and aid in the elimination of mucus and gallstones.
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