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Chicory Root Roasted Granules

Chicory Root Roasted Granules

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Chicory, also known as ragged sailors, blue dandelion and horseweed is a wayside herb and forage crop with vibrant blue flowers.

The roasted root is used as an additive in stout beers and various specialty coffees in India, Africa and Asia. In the U.S., the roasted root is used as an alternative to coffee.

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Cichorium intybus

Chicory Root Roasted Granules

Chicory root roasted, granules

Scientific Name: Cichorium Intybus
Origin: India 

AKA: Barbe de Capucin, hendibeh, wild succory, endive, succory, garden endive, wild Chicory

Parts Used: Rhizome - rootstock and flowering herb

Active Compounds: Sugar, 58% inulin and an unnamed bitter element, vitamins, minerals

Background: Chicory was cultivated in ancient Egypt for its culinary and medicinal qualities, and is mentioned in ancient Greek literature. The leaves are similar to dandelion greens, and the root is dried, roasted and added to beverages. The French added it to coffee to subdue the stimulating effects of caffeine. Thomas Jefferson used the plant for ground cover, livestock fodder and salad greens. Chicory grows wild throughout North America, but was introduced in colonial times.

Description: A perennial plant, Chicory is found in gardens and in the wild throughout Europe and the United States. The long taproot and stems contain a milk-like, bitter fluid. Reaching heights from 3 to 5 feet, the bristled, rigid branches have dandelion shaped leaves, bright blue ray flowers and tiny brown seeds. Blooms appear as early as March in temperate climates, and from June through October elsewhere. Root harvesting is recommended form March through May.

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For educational purposes only
This Chicory information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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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.

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