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Chicory (fresh)

Chicory (fresh)

Chicory (fresh)

Chicory (fresh) - Nutritional values for 100 Gram :

20 kcal
Calories
2 g
Carbohydrates
1 g
Protein
0 g
Fat
Quantity
Portion

Chicory (fresh) - Nutrition table:

Calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fat can be viewed here in the calorie table and nutrition table.
 

Nutrient

Per 100 g

Calorific value

83 kJ

Energy

20 kcal

Carbohydrates

2 g

Protein

1 g

Fat

0 g

Macronutrient distribution:

The food Chicory (fresh) is composed of the following macronutrients.

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Chicory has a number of health benefits:


  • Chicory is a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C, as well as minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  • It contains polyphenols, which act as antioxidants and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
  • Chicory contains fiber, which can aid digestion and prevent constipation.
  • It contains inulin, a natural sugar substitute that can help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Chicory is very low in calories, making it a good choice for people who want to reduce their weight.


What to know about chicory

Chicory is a species of plant in the composite family. There are wild and cultivated species. The most commonly cultivated species in Europe and North America is Cichorium intybus. Chicory has long, blue-green leaves and a long, white root.


Chicory is often used in salads or as a garnish. The roots can also be roasted and used as a coffee substitute or to make beer. Chicory has a slightly bitter taste.


Frequently asked questions

How is chicory stored?

Fresh chicory leaves should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within one to two days. Fresh chicory roots should also be stored in the refrigerator, where they will stay fresh for about a week.


How is chicory grown and harvested?

Chicory is grown from seeds sown in well-drained soil in a sunny or semi-shaded position. The soil should be rich in organic matter and humus. Chicory requires regular watering, especially during the growing season. Harvesting is done about 3-4 months after sowing. The time of harvest depends on the planned use.

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