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Dianne
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I am starting this thread as an off-shoot of sorts from the thread - 'constipation'.

For those who have chicory in their foods to eat, I just found a container that I bought awhile ago but did not take it and now my Swami says it's a superbeneficial - as well as aiding constipation it has such a wide array of benefits - digestive problems, reduces diabetes, heart, glycogen in the liver, gout etc...

The one I have is called PACHA - Produced in France. I made some in a Bodum and it was lovely. As good as the dandelion powder they not longer make. Most coffee subtsitutes have rye, barley and other avoids for some and this is 100% roasted chicory.

Those giving up coffee may be impressed with this, it states : "compared to real coffee, chicory stimulates the nervous system by sustaining the mental capabilities and concentration. ...fighting the sleepy states and asthenia".
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oops, forgot to put in the website. sorry

http://www.liveandfeel.com/medicinalplants/chicory.html
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Thanks for the link Dianne, I had no idea what all chicory was good for. I stopped coffee and switch around 8months ago. I'm glad I did.


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Dianne, did you drink a full cup of chicory?  Was it bitter?  Did you add sugar and cream?  I have no experience with ground chicory except as added to coffee.
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Chicory is a diamond on my swami, but I haven't explored it yet.  I like the coffee with chicory that you get at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, but coffee is an avoid for me now (and so are the beignets   ).  Thanks for the link, Dianne.
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Your welcome everyone.

NewHampshireGirl - I drink it black. But if you are allowed dairy, it would be yummy with it. I don't find it bitter, I think because it's roasted it's rounds out the flavour. After reading all that it is good for, I'll make sure to have my two cups a day.
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Thank you, Dianne.  I'll look for it in the natural foods store.  That's a lot of chicory in one cup and I'll probably be nervous trying it out but here goes..............!
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Does anyone have a link to a chicory product you're using?


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Does anyone have a link to a chicory product you're using?


http://www.nutsonline.com/search?q=chicory

This is what I use.


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Thanks,

So, can you please tell me how to use it?  Is it brewed like coffee?  Strained?  I guess I need
detailed instructions.



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I have a drip, 5 cup coffee pot. I put about 1 heaping tablespoon into the filter, which is about the same as I did coffee.. hit the button. until after my first cup that's about all I'm able to get done in morning. I set it up the night before.


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I have a drip, 5 cup coffee pot. I put about 1 heaping tablespoon into the filter, which is about the same as I did coffee.. hit the button. until after my first cup that's about all I'm able to get done in morning. I set it up the night before.


Got it, thanks ....

Chicory for me is only a neutral but is used as a genoharmonic combination, so I'd like to try it. Is
it bitter?  Does it resemble the taste of coffee?



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It taste like coffee to me, and once I got BD to try it she said the same thing. For my WH he says it's more bitter, but drinks if just fine. He adds honey,or agave and cream. I add cream. not sure what BD adds.


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Got it, thanks ....

Chicory for me is only a neutral but is used as a genoharmonic combination, so I'd like to try it. Is
it bitter?  Does it resemble the taste of coffee?



Chloe

Here's the one I get in the UK:

http://www.prewetts.co.uk/Prewetts/Chicory.html

This version you make like instant coffee - I have mine with a dash of agave and some hemp milk.  It's slightly bitter, but coffee is too - to my taste is comparable on the bitterness stakes.  It tastes somehow richer than coffee though.

Happy brewing  

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Thanks Andy...the instant version looks so much easier but for now, I ordered chicory from nutsonline because I needed other items as well..  Will look for Prewetts if I get to an international food store anytime soon.  It's always good to share your favorite items.  


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I just use Polyflora O. It has chicory. It also comes with banana for the synergistic prebiotic effects.
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Thanks Andy...the instant version looks so much easier but for now, I ordered chicory from nutsonline because I needed other items as well..  Will look for Prewetts if I get to an international food store anytime soon.  It's always good to share your favorite items.  


You're welcome!!

Also thought there are some UK viewers too, who might be interested - the organic chicory is very nice indeed.

Enjoy!


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Okay, I'm sold!!  I just ordered it from nutsonline.com.  Thanks for the help!
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Well, i'm on my last 1lb bag, guess i'd better get some  ordered before they run out

I make on pot a day. The one bag last about a month. just thought I'd let yah know


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http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU520/ItemDetail?SourceCode=INTL405&CAWELAID=435289423

I wanted to share this product.  It's inulin from chicory root.  It's a prebiotic.  I have inulin from another
company (also uses chicory)...It tastes sweet....Probably works similarly to larch powder, only it's got the
FOS from chicory.


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Well, i'm on my last 1lb bag, guess i'd better get some  ordered before they run out

I make on pot a day. The one bag last about a month. just thought I'd let yah know


Did you notice the shipping costs more than the product?  I almost choked but I ordered it anyway.
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I usually order other stuff at the same time.  I've never notice it being outrageous. I use the ups cheap one and it usually comes in within 3 working days. When I say outrageous I'm saying it's about the same with any company. But I don't really have a choice. The Fedex and UPS guys know us on a first name bases.  


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If I was close enough I'd see if I could get my local HFS to order it from one of her companies, but all I every see there is somekind of blend usually with coffee.  With nutonline I get most of my dried fruit, pumkin seeds, some of my dried spices, and herbs. For me to drive to Little Rock where the only Whole Foods in Arkansas is would take me about 2hr drive each way. I'd lose a whole day, and with the cost of gas. (3.35) I'll just pay whatever they want for shipping.


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If I was close enough I'd see if I could get my local HFS to order it from one of her companies, but all I every see there is somekind of blend usually with coffee.  With nutonline I get most of my dried fruit, pumkin seeds, some of my dried spices, and herbs. For me to drive to Little Rock where the only Whole Foods in Arkansas is would take me about 2hr drive each way. I'd lose a whole day, and with the cost of gas. (3.35) I'll just pay whatever they want for shipping.


That makes sense.  If I like the chicory then I'll look around that site to see what else I can order the same time I order more chicory.  Hah!  I know what you mean about getting to know the UPS guy.  I'm always being reminded of the movie "Legally Blonde" as he does look pretty cute in his brown shorts.  
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That makes sense.  If I like the chicory then I'll look around that site to see what else I can order the same time I order more chicory.  Hah!  I know what you mean about getting to know the UPS guy.  I'm always being reminded of the movie "Legally Blonde" as he does look pretty cute in his brown shorts.  


Thanks for the laugh, been a hohum day. Sun just came out think I'll take a walk  and shake this moody mood off.

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