Early spring and late fall are the best times to harvest the chicory root for maximum nutritional value. Chicory contains unulin, which helps to strengthen the vital organs. And, it’s caffeine free.
For several years we’ve wanted to harvest and brew these little treasures. This week we finally did…what a treat!
Then we roasted the roots for two hours at 250 degrees. Next, the roots were ground in the food processor.
To brew, we added one tablespoon of the ground roots for each cup of water and brewed just as we would if making coffee. (If you normally add cream and sugar, you'll want to add it to this blend as well.)
Mmm mmm good!