Chicory is a perennial plant that is found throughout the world and especially to areas with mild and temperate climate. It became popular in antiquity with the therapeutic effect. The Egyptians used it to treat liver problems and gall bladder. They consumed chicory in large quantities because they knew that it purifies the blood and removes toxins from the liver.
Chicory contains inulin, fructose, intibin (imparts the characteristic bitter taste of the drink).
The list of nutrients is long: vitamins (B1, B2, PP, C), choline, protein, pectin, tannins, organic acids, carotenes, minerals and trace elements (Na, Ca, Mg, K, Fe, P).
Health benefits of chicory:
Stimulates the nervous system.
Enhances mental capacity and increases concentration.
Recommended in a constant state of fatigue (asthenia).
Increases appetite and facilitates the activity of the digestive system.
Enhances cardiac function by increasing the amplitude of cardiac contractions.
Inulin is beneficial to gastrointestinal activity, assist bifidobacterial activity and inhibit growth of the bacteria Salmonella and Escherichia coli and plays an important role in regulating the content of cholesterol in the blood.
It helps to better absorption of calcium and other minerals.
It is used as choleretic remedy for jaundice, gallstones, indigestion, atonic constipation, chronic kidney infections and kidney stones.
Chicory has a favorable impact on:
acne, anemia, anorexia, arthritis, liver congestion, depression, headache, hepatitis, jaundice, biliary insufficiency, rheumatism.
dry extract of chicory.
Nutritional values per 100 g:
Energy value: 280 kcal
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 0.2 g
of which saturated fatty acids: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 82 g
Nutritional fiber: 32 g
Salt: 0 g
Used as a substitute for coffee. It does not contain caffeine.
Preparation: 1-2 teaspoons dissolved in 150 ml of water. According to taste flavored with sugar, milk, cream.
Packing: 100 g