Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Edible parts of the chicory include the leaves, flowers and roots. The leaves can be used as a cooked green or fresh although the fresh greens may be bitter. The flowers can be used as a beautiful garnish to a salad. The roots have medicinal benefits and are also used as a coffee substitute around the world.

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Description

Uses
Root is edible and medicinal, leaves and flowers are edible. It is often used for a foraging option for livestock.

Additional Details

Chicory is a perennial herbaceous plant. The root has been used as a sweetener (inulin) and is also sometimes used as a coffee substitute. If you like parsnips, this root can also be cooked like you would parsnips and eaten as a root vegetable.

History, Resources

http://www.motherearthliving.com/plant-profile/herb-to-know-67.aspx

https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/c/chicor61.html

http://www.anniesremedy.com/herb_detail214.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicory

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