chicory root

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Noun1.chicory root - the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitutechicory root - the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute
chicory plant, Cichorium intybus, succory, chicory - perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
2.chicory root - root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee
coffee substitute - a drink resembling coffee that is sometimes substituted for it
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Good foods to try are Jerusalem artichoke, chicory root, garlic, leek, onions, sauerkraut, asparagus, banana, oats, apples and barley.
Forming a strategic alliance, Ganeden (the Cleveland, OH-based manufacturer of patented strains of probiotics) and Sensus America (part of Netherlands-based inulin manufacturer Sensus) have created Frutalose PRO, a liquid prebiotic, chicory root fiber syrup blended with the highly stable probiotic GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086).
The building stores chicory root at slightly below freezing temperatures for up to eight months.
Chicory root is rich in inulin, a soluble fiber that helps improve digestion and absorption of minerals like calcium.
The Alps Infusion is a blend of mint and eucalyptus, Andalucia recalls hot Spanish afternoons with a mix of orange, lemon, grapefruit peel, apple and rosehips, while the Morocco Infusion is a spicy blend of spearmint, cinnamon, orange peel and chicory root.
The fiber component is derived from inulin, an all-natural vegetable fiber from the chicory root.
We even went a step further," says the carton, "by adding chicory root to increase fiber and boost calcium absorption.
She claimed the companies failed to specify that the principal fiber used in the products was not "natural" but rather was inulin extracted from chicory root and that it was misleading to call it fiber.
Instead, food makers are adding something called "isolated fibres" made from chicory root or purified powders of polydextrose and other substances that haven't been shown to lower blood sugar or cholesterol.
In addition, chicory root fibers have other significant, scientifically proven health benefits.
In addition to high quality protein, Good Evening includes another beneficial ingredient that can help babies' digestive health -- a prebiotic called inulin found naturally in some foods, like chicory root.
Inulin is naturally found in high concentrations in chicory root as well as a number of other fruits and vegetables," said Eric Zaltas, PowerBar Manager of Scientific Affairs.