Made famous in New Orleans. Try blending 20% Chicory with your favorite coffee for a New Orleans style brew.
Flavor Profile: Has an earthy flavor similar to coffee. In tea blends, chicory root pairs best with bold, green teas.
Storage Tips: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
Tips: Add to tea blends or brew as a coffee substitute. Brew as you would coffee grounds for a caffeine-free beverage.
Chicory, also known as blue dandelion and ragged sailors, is an attractive wayside simple that is native to Europe and now naturalized in North America. For centuries, its long taproot has been harvested to make a hot beverage, especially during times when coffee beans were scarce.
Chicory root contains oligofructose and inulin, two forms of soluble fiber that serve as a prebiotics to encourage the colonization of “friendly” bacteria in the gut. In fact, chicory contains the highest concentration of inulin that any other plant known. The herb is also a good source of vitamin C.
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