A flowering plant that has a greenish white stem with dark green leaves. Its roots can be used as a coffee substitute and food additive. It is native in Europe and can be seen growing wildly on the side of the road.
Health Benefits - Can be used to help lose weight through appetite suppression. Also contains inulin which helps in weight loss and improves stomach health.
Flavour - Quite similar to ground coffee beans. It is very bitter.
Availability - Available all year round.
Storage - store chicory in the dry crisp area of the refrigerator. Wrap or cover them in paper bags, do not wrap them in plastic as Chicory needs air circulation.