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Chicory Coffee

Chicory Ground

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This hot beverage tastes like coffee but is made of roasted chicory root instead of coffee beans. It is popular among those trying to reduce their caffeine intake and may be linked to several health benefits, including reduced inflammation, decreased blood sugar and improved digestive health. Chicory coffee tastes similar to coffee but has a flavor thats often described as slightly woody and nutty. Its used on its own or mixed with coffee to compliment its flavour. Chicory coffee is caffeine-free and can be used as an effective coffee substitute. To make it, raw chicory root minced, roasted and brewed into coffee. Although the amount can vary, its generally recommended to use about 2 tablespoons (about 11grams) of ground chicory root per 1 cup (235 milliliters)of water.

One raw chicory root (60grams) contains the following nutrients:

Calories: 44

Protein: 0,8 grams

Carbs: 10,5 grams

Fat: 0,1 grams

Fiber: 0,9 grams

Manganese: 7% of the RDI

Vitamin B6: 7% of the RDI

Vitamin C: 5% of the RDI

Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI

Folate: 3% of the RDI

Some studies have shown that chicory could improve bowel function, reduce constipation. It also contains inulin, which could help promote the growth of  beneficial bacteria in the gut. Chicory root may reduce several markers of inflammation

Its not recommended for pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding. Not recommended for people who have allergies.