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.
Jerusalem artichoke powder has a rich chemical composition, an abundance of fiber, protein and a particularly high content of inulin, which determines its therapeutic and prophylactic properties.
The inulin contained in jerusalem artichoke powder passes through the stomach and the small intestine without disturbing its integrity. Passing through the digestive tract, the inulin creates a gel that remains undigested and thus reaches the colon.
There, almost entirely undiluted, it becomes an ideal food for good bacteria. To these properties, inulin adds one more indispensable - it reduces the ability of our body to form a certain type of fat.
Regular intake of inulin works favorably in hypertension, improves lipid metabolism and works favorably in diabetes. Inulin also helps with constipation and improves the absorption of minerals from the body.
Cholesterol and triglycerides
Because inulin is not absorbed by the stomach and intestine, its regular intake leads to a reduction in toxins in the body as well as to the regulation of bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
For healthy intestines
Daily intake of inulin results in a significant increase in intestinal bifidobacteria. Inulin thus helps to reduce the pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus and others. Inulin has a probiotic effect.
Due to the fact that inulin does not disintegrate when digesting monosaccharides, its consumption does not increase blood sugar levels. This property makes inulin the ideal product for people who suffer from diabetes.
For weight loss
Inulin slows the absorption of nutrients and thus prolongs the period of satiety. On intake, inulin increases its volume (swells), thus filling the stomach and reducing appetite. Upon pathological increase in body mass, the microflora of the intestine is always altered. And this change speeds up the gain. Inulin holds beneficial bacteria in the gut and suppresses those that can cause various diseases, including obesity.
Powdered chicory roots (Cichorium intybus) 80%, dried and powdered Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) 20%.
Inulin content: Chicory - 68%, Jerusalem artichoke 70%.
Gluten Free! No added sugar! Caffeine Free!
Nutritional values per 100 g:
Energy: 114 kcal / 475 kj
Fat: 0.20 g
of which saturated: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 26.1 g
of which sugars: 18 g
Protein: 1.9 g
Method of preparation:
As a coffee substitute - pour 1 to 3 tsp of the product 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 other.
Chicory with Jerusalem artichoke can be used to make healthy, Turkish coffee.
You can increase the amount of product to make the drink of your choice. The more chicory with Jerusalem artichoke 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 with Jerusalem artichoke powder can also be added to regular coffee to enhance the taste and aroma.
Chicory coffee is suitable for diabetics.
Packing: 100 g