Chicory is often used with or as a substitute for coffee. It has no caffeine and offers a smooth roasted flavor comparable to that of coffee. Chicory is especially popular in New Orleans (Nuts, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Although rare, allergic reactions to chicory may still occur. Since chicory is commonly mixed with other foods, it may be hard to isolate whether it caused a reaction. For further information, contact your allergist.

Common Uses:

Chicory is often used as a substitute for coffee, and is known for its bitterness. Additionally, chicory is acknowledged as a working herbal medicine for some illnesses and injuries (Wikipedia, nd).

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Here is an interesting recipe you can make using chicory