Chicory is found throughout much of Europe, is native to western Asia and North America, and is native to the Mediterranean. The chicory is one of the lesser known, but all the more valuable representatives of the flora.
Its high content of inulin, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals makes it a good addition to a healthy diet in many ways. Coffee made from chicory root is a good alternative for coffee lovers.
Chicory coffee is Caffeine Free, so it can be consumed at any time of the day, making it the perfect coffee alternative. Chicory root contains high levels of inulin, a polysaccharide found in plants, which is part of the dietary fibre group. It is a water-soluble, large fibre that remains intact in the gut, attracting good bacteria. The greatest benefit of inulin is that it provides nutrients for beneficial gut bacteria. It has a beneficial effect on the immune system, reduces the number of pathogenic (disease-causing) micro-organisms in the gut and its regular consumption prevents constipation. Studies have shown that they reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and regulate blood sugar and hormone levels. It reduces blood levels of urea and uric acid, helps prevent osteoporosis, increases mineral absorption and reduces the risk of colon cancer.Chicory coffee is also recommended for people with histamine sensitivity, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, people with cardiovascular problems and people with high blood pressure.
Benefits of chicory:
- improves digestion
- lowers blood sugar levels
Its most biologically important constituent is polyfructosane – inulin, which as a natural food constituent is classified as dietary fibre.
Chicory is suitable for making coffee substitutes because of its nitrogenous substances, bitter-tasting compounds and inulin content. The plant is enjoying a renaissance these days because it contains substances that are both biologically and medically important for nutrition.
Our grain coffees are made using barley and rye, without artificial materials, preservatives or dyes.
It has an excellent taste and is said to be the healthiest type of cereal. Regular consumption of rye prevents constipation and improves bowel function. It lowers blood cholesterol levels. Its effect is due not only to its dietary fibre content, but also to the chemical substances in the outer shell of its kernel, which inhibit an important step in cholesterol synthesis in the liver. It is rich in calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin E, iron, manganese (a memory-enhancing mineral), potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and niacin.
Fortunately, with our need for a healthy diet, there has been a resurgence of interest in rye foods these days.
Barley contains plant fibre, starch, vegetable oils, organic salt, vitamins, minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, among others. Regular consumption of barley can improve mental and physical performance, as it is very high in B vitamins, and because of its potassium and magnesium content, it strengthens and calms the nervous system. Its diuretic effect reduces cholesterol levels, and vitamin E makes us look more beautiful and rejuvenates our skin.