Frontier Organic Roasted Chicory Root granules is a good alternative to standard coffee. The 1 pound bag contains 100% chicory that are simple to use and can be brewed as regular coffee. It actually has a great taste.
Frontier Organic Roasted Chicory Root
Frontier Organic Chicory Root is roasted and sold as granules. The granules are larger than the normal coffee ground and are therefore easily strained. You can also use a grinder to make a fine powder. The granules are used once and discarded after the coffee is strained.
A normal dosage is using three tablespoons in a quart of water (1 liter). Some simmer the chicory granules with one or two tablespoons of standard coffee to enhance the taste.
The legendary coffee blend of New Orleans mixes 2/3 coffee and 1/3 roasted chicory root.
Chicory coffee benefits
Chicory root coffee contains gut-friendly substances and one cup per day is enough to reap benefits.Nutritive Benefits of Chicory (hindawi.com)Extremely Useful Herb (ijfas.com)FoodData (usda.gov)Chicory coffee consumption: a clinical study – PubMed (nih.gov)
These following two are worth mentioning:
- Inulin is a prebiotic fiber that strengthens the gut colony of healthy bacteria. Inulin also helps produce hormones that control appetite.Dietary inulin alters gut microbiome (under “conclusion”) (nih.gov)
- Lactones are digestive bitters, potent volatile oils that are anti-parasite, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.Sources of Prebiotics and Functional Foods (tandfonline.com)Chemical Composition and Nutritive Benefits of Chicory (nih.gov)
How does chicory coffee taste?
Simmering the Chicory granules for 3-5 minutes creates a dark, strong coffee with a deep aroma, and a smooth, round nutty, chocolate, bittersweet taste. Mixed with milk the coffee gets a slight hazelnut flavor. Leaving the granules to soak longer creates a fuller taste.
Chicory root granules make a great-tasting coffee. And there seems to be an endless variety of chicory coffee recipes as it can be mixed with other ingredients as maca powder, dandelion, cocoa powder, carob root, and other. Some like to add a little chicory to their regular coffee.
Cost of Frontier Roasted Chicory Root
The 1 pound bag (453 g) costs less than $20. We have used Frontier Chicory granule many times and always been happy with quality. You don’t need that much chicory to make a strong brew.
Making your own coffee blend is fun and there are infinite variations. Frontier Chicory Root is definitely a great buy!
Yes, for most people. However, those who are allergic to pollen or ragweed should be careful. It’s not recommended during pregnancy.
Nor, it’s more gentle on the teeth than regular coffee and black tea. In fact, chicory coffee contains compounds that promote dental health.
There are many ways to make a good brew. Here are a few.
Acrylamide is formed during roasting. However, there are ways to decrease the formation of acrylamide. Regular coffee also contain some acrylamide, but in low levels.Attempt to reduce acrylamide content in roasted chicory (researchgate.net)Acrylamide in coffee: (medicalnewstoday.com)