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Naturally Sweet Chicory Syrup!

verdungal Community Member March 28, 2007
  • Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a herb and root that has been known for its curative benefits since the first century.   Chicory is a member of the Asteracea family, which includes artichokes, calendula, dandelions, burdock and Jerusalem artichokes.

     

    Chicory root is one of the highest natural sources of inulin

    Inulin can be extracted from the root in a pure form and utilized as a food ingredient or the roots can be sliced and dried and mixed with other ingredients and utilized in foods.

     

    In our bodies Inulin readily “breaks down” into prebiotic molecules such as oligofructose ready to feed our “friendly flora”. So the ingestion of moderate amounts of inulin actually acts as a prebiotic that nourishes the beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems which, in turn, promotes a healthy digestive tract and improves overall health.

     

    Inulin supports the body's ability to absorb calcium , that helps build and maintain strong teeth and bones. Raftilin inulin and raftilose oligofructose are fibers extracted from chicory root inulin that cannot be digested by the small intestine. Instead, they are fermented by “friendly” bacteria in the large intestine, leading to the increased absorption of calcium and other minerals.

     

    Chicory Syrup (Inulin) has a mildly sweet taste, and is filling like starchy foods, but because it is not absorbed, it does not affect blood sugar levels. In my opinion, this is “Good News” for diabetics.

    Chicory Syrup   is a  product worth checking out at your health food store.

     

     

6 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Amrita
    Oct. 17, 2010

    I used to be able to get chicory root syrup at our local health food store. But about a year ago the source became unavailable and I've had no luck finding another. Does anyone know where I might be able to buy it?

    • verdungal
      Oct. 17, 2010

      Chicory  syrup is very difficult to find  here in Montreal.  There is only one store I know who stocks it.  

       

      Have you tried Palm Sugar  which is half the GI of regular sugar or maybe even  better still  try using Stevia. 

       

      Check out my latest post Low Carb Resoures for a Healthier Lifestyle

      you will...

      RHMLucky777

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      Chicory  syrup is very difficult to find  here in Montreal.  There is only one store I know who stocks it.  

       

      Have you tried Palm Sugar  which is half the GI of regular sugar or maybe even  better still  try using Stevia. 

       

      Check out my latest post Low Carb Resoures for a Healthier Lifestyle

      you will find a lot of great links there

      Regards

      Joan

    • Anonymous
      amrita
      Oct. 17, 2010

      What is the name of the store? Might they ship to California?

       

      Thanks,

      Amrita

    • verdungal
      Oct. 17, 2010

      Here is their website: you can contact them directly www.sweeterchoice.com

    • Anonymous
      apple
      Apr. 12, 2011

      thanks so much for the information. I've been to all the places that used to sell chicory root syrup & found none CryI put an order in !!! Has anyone ordered from them before? I guess I should have asked that before I ordered.

       

  • verdungal
    May. 02, 2007

    I agree with Veronica Arnold, I want to try to make this recipe too. Log on to www.nextgenfoods.com website for the ingredients. I have done some checking as to the fibre which I think might be Microcrystalline cellulose which could be hard to find.

    I agree with Charlie Spillar, I wouldn’t want to use Splenda either.

    Maybe Agave Syrup or Inulin would be a...

    RHMLucky777

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    I agree with Veronica Arnold, I want to try to make this recipe too. Log on to www.nextgenfoods.com website for the ingredients. I have done some checking as to the fibre which I think might be Microcrystalline cellulose which could be hard to find.

    I agree with Charlie Spillar, I wouldn’t want to use Splenda either.

    Maybe Agave Syrup or Inulin would be a better choice for a sweetener.

    Here is another good website to check out for ideas .

    www.miraclemuffins.com

    If anyone finds a good recipe , please post.