Chicory is a woody, herbaceous plant and its root has been used as far back as Ancient Rome for its wealth of health benefits. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals including zinc, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, folic acid as well as vitamin A, B6, C, E and K.
Chicory root has a very high concentration of a soluble dietary fibre called inulin, (one of the highest known in plants), which is a powerful probiotic that helps to sustain good gut bacteria, eliminate toxins and relieve constipation. The fibre helps to bulk up bowel movements leading to an improvement in digestion and preventing intestinal disorders. Furthermore, as inulin is not digestible it can help give you a feeling of fullness, without raising blood sugar levels, supporting weight loss.
Chicory is a rich source of natural antioxidants, specifically phenolics, which make it a powerful immune booster. It is believed to help protect your cardiovascular system, support the immune system and aid the cleansing of the liver.
Studies have shown that Chicory acts as a natural sedative and anti-inflammatory agent for the nervous system. It is thought to be great for anxiety and stress as it has been proved to calm the mind and aid natural sleep. By relieving stress and anxiety it can help reduce chances of heart disease, hormonal imbalance, sleeplessness and premature ageing.
Our organic roasted Chicory Root is our hero ingredient in ROASTED offering a delicious caffeine free alternative to coffee. Perfect in the morning as a satisfying, fortifying brew and in the evening to calm the mind and help aid sleep.
This powerful root is thought to ease digestive problems, detoxify the liver and boost the immune system.