Chicory was once used to stretch coffee supplies. Today, New Orleanians add the roasted root in their coffee to add richness and smoothness to the drink. Try it at CC's Coffehouse, French Market, Luzianne, and Café Du Monde. As a bonus, chicory is caffeine-free and has lots of healthy benefits, including being good for your liver, controlling blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, and boosting bone-mineral density.
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