dried Chicory

Chicory, a mine of vitamins

Raw chicory leaves are 92% water, 5% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and contain negligible fat (table). In a 100 gram reference amount, raw chicory leaves provide 23 calories and significant amounts (more than 20% of the Daily Value) of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, some B vitamins, and manganese. Vitamin E and calcium are present in moderate amounts. Raw endive is 94% water and has low nutrient content.
Chicory root contains essential oils similar to those found in plants in the related genus Tanacetum.In traditional medicine, chicory has been listed as one of the 38 plants used to prepare Bach flower remedies.

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