Product: Chicory Root Powder
Latin Name: Cichorium intybus syn. Cichorium balearicum, Cichorium cicorea, Cichorium commune, Cichorium perenne.
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Common Chicory, Blue Sailors, Turnsole, Coffeeweed, Succory, Wild Succory, Wegwort, Hendibe & Barbe de Capucin.
Description: Chicory is a perennial plant with a deep root system which is cultivated in gardens and found growing in the wild throughout Europe and the United States; it can also be found in North Africa and western Asia. It grows to a height of up to 1.5 metres and consists of ridged branching stems covered in coarse hairs, the leaves are dark green sometimes with red veins and ‘toothed’ resembling those of dandelion leaves. The flowers are between 2-4 centimetres in diameter and clear bright blue sometimes the flowers can be white or pink.
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SUGGESTED USEThe powdered root can be used as a coffee substitute; some people mix it with coffee to help reduce the caffeine intake. Chicory root powder contains a small amount of caffeine so makes for a better choice of drink in the evening. The flavour is rather bitter and as such chicory is used to make digestive tonics and bitters.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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