Chicory root comes from the dandelion plant family and has been around for quite some time since it was cultivated in ancient Egyptian times. It's mostly popular as a coffee substitute or coffee addition. As for its benefits, chicory may help reduce stress, fight inflammation (thanks to its source of polyphenols), protect the liver and may help those with diabetes. It also contains insulin which is a prebiotic so may support gut health too. Chicory is high in sever nutrients including fibre, vitamin B6 and manganese.

A rich source of: manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium.

Chicory, pale variety, raw

Energy (kcal) 11
Energy (kJ) 45
Water (g) 94.3
Starch (g) 0.2
Total sugars (g) 0.7
Glucose (g) 0.3
Galactose (g) 0
Fructose (g) 0.4
Sucrose (g) 0
Maltose (g) 0
Lactose (g) 0
Protein (g) 0.5
Protein (g)/100kcal 4.6
Protein % of calories 18.2
Carbohydrate (g) 2.8
Carbohydrate (g)/100kcal 25.5
Carb % of calories 101.8
Fat (g) 0.6
Fat (g)/100kcal 5.5
Fat % of calories 49.1
Satd FA /100g fd (g) 0.2
Mono FA /100g food (g) 0
Poly FA /100g food (g) 0.3
Trans FAs /100g food (g) 0
Sodium (mg) 5
Potassium (mg) 230
Calcium (mg) 13
Magnesium (mg) 12
Phosphorus (mg) 25
Iron (mg) 0.4
Copper (mg) 0.1
Zinc (mg) 0.2
Chloride (mg) 4
Manganese (mg) 0.1
Selenium (µg) N
Iodine (µg) N
Vitamin D (µg) 0
Vitamin E (mg) N
Thiamin (mg) 0
Riboflavin (mg) 0
Niacin (mg) 1
Tryptophan/60 (mg) 0.1
Niacin equivalent (mg) 1.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0
Folate (µg) N
Pantothenate (mg) 0.2
Biotin (µg) N
Vitamin C (mg) 230
Alcohol (g) 0
NSP (g) Non-starch polysaccharide 0.9
AOAC fibre (g) N
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Retinol (µg) 0
Carotene (µg) 435
Retinol Equivalent (µg) 73