Chicory Root (Chichorium intybus)

Chicory Root (Chichorium intybus)

Apr 14, 2022Abhinav Thapa

Chicory Root is a high-fiber, low-calorie food that is also low in fat. It is a rich source of a water-soluble fiber called inulin. Chicory inulin is not digestible and can be used to replace dietary fat or sugar in some processed and functional foods.

Using inulin instead of sugar or fat can result in a lower-calorie food. Chicory root is also commonly used in the preparation of a bitter coffee substitute in France and Japan.

Benefits of the Plant

  • Assists with weight loss.
  • Promotes digestion.
  • Helps to manage diabetes.
  • May inhibit cancer growth.
  • Improves brain health.

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