In many countries, chicory is grown and distributed as a cultivated plant because of the leaves, which are consumed raw in salads and because of the roots, which are used as a good substitute for coffee.
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- 100% natural product
- Natural coffee substitute
- Caffeine Free
- Suitable for the whole family
Chicory is a perennial plant that is found all over the world and especially in areas with mild and temperate climates. It became popular in ancient times with its therapeutic effect. The Egyptians used it to treat liver and gallbladder problems. They consumed chicory in large quantities because they knew that it purified the blood and removed toxins from the liver.
Chicory contains the polysaccharide inulin, fructose, glycoside intibin (giving the characteristic bitter taste of the drink).
The list of useful substances is long: vitamins (B1, B2, PP, C), choline, proteins, pectin, tannins, organic acids, carotenes, minerals and trace elements (Na, Ca, Mg, K, Fe, P).
Chicory powder as a coffee substitute
Nowadays, we can often meet people who love coffee, but can not accept it for various health reasons. The solution is extremely easy - we replace coffee with its natural substitute - Chicory powder.
Chicory coffee is a drink that is prepared from the roots of the plant as they are roasted and ground. Chicory coffee has a similar taste to regular coffee, and people often describe it as slightly woody or walnut. Chicory can be used alone or in combination with coffee to complement its taste. Chicory coffee does not contain caffeine!
The warm drink of chicory powder has a tonic effect in a state of constant fatigue, improves mental abilities and increases concentration.
Chicory is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including zinc, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, potassium, as well as vitamins A, B6, C, E and K. The content of these substances explains all the health benefits of chicory.
Chicory roots are an excellent source of inulin - a type of prebiotic fiber that is often associated with weight loss and improving intestinal health. Inulin is also a valuable helper in combating a number of intestinal and digestive problems - acid reflux, indigestion and more.
Improves heart function
Inulin extracted from chicory roots is not only good for digestion, but has been shown to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. This cholesterol is one of the main causes of atherosclerosis and high blood pressure because it blocks blood flow to the arteries and veins. Chicory also contains plant phenols, which have antithrombotic and antiarrhythmic effects. Plant phenols are antioxidants that improve the balance of blood and plasma.
Chicory roots are an excellent source of oligofructose. The combination of this substance with inulin encourages the body to start fighting excess weight. These two substances regulate the levels of ghrelin - an amino acid that is mainly associated with the feeling of hunger. By reducing the amount of grillin, chicory reduces the possibility of overeating and promotes a feeling of satiety.
Powdered chicory roots (Cichorium intybus).
Gluten Free! No added sugar! Caffeine Free!
Nutritional values per 100 g:
Energy: 56 kcal / 234 kj
Fat: 0.18 g
of which saturated: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 14.3 g
of which sugars: 6.9 g
Protein: 1.1 g
Method of preparation:
As a coffee substitute - pour 1 to 3 tsp. chicory powder with 150-200 ml boiling water. Stir well. It can be sweetened with a natural sweetener such as erythritol, stevia, original Canadian maple syrup and more.
Chicory powder can be used to make healthy, Turkish coffee.
You can increase the amount of chicory to make the drink of your choice. The more chicory you use, the more the taste of the drink will become thicker and stronger. You can replace the water when making the drink with hot milk or a vegan alternative - nut milk.
Chicory powder can also be added to regular coffee to enhance the taste and aroma.
Chicory coffee is suitable for diabetics.
Packing: 100 g