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Chicory root

 


Roasted chicory root, Cichorium intybus, is one of Teeccino's main ingredients. Chicory is the most popular coffee alternative in France.

French chicory root is the secret to making “French Coffee” New Orleans style. Chicory imparts a smoother, less acidic flavor to coffee making it easier on both your taste buds and your stomach. It’s also an important herbal tea ingredient that adds more body to weak teas.

Chicory root contains the highest amount of inulin of any food. Inulin is the prebiotic soluble fiber that feeds your beneficial digestive flora, also called probiotics. Brewing chicory root in hot water naturally extracts its inulin. Increasing your daily intake of inulin will Improve your nutrition and support your immune system by keeping your probiotics flourishing!

 

Five grams of inulin per day is considered a healthy daily intake. The average Western diet supplies approximately 2.5 grams per day from common foods like wheat and garlic. Teeccino has 650 mg of inulin in each 10 oz mug. By drinking several cups of Teeccino a day, you can achieve the recommended daily dose for a prebiotic.

You’ve probably eaten chicory greens before in a salad. Radicchio, endive, escarole and frisée are all varieties of chicory leaves valued for their antioxidants, nutrients and bitter flavor. It’s a super food plant that supports optimal health!

 


Teeccino is creating new trade by partnering to grow organic chicory in India with smallholder farmers who need a sustainable income crop to support their families.

 

Read more about Teeccino’s mission to create new trade that provides income for small scale farmers and their families in India.

 

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