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Chicory Root

Chicory is especially great for your liver and digestive tract

Posted February 23, 2014

Chicory is one of the many herbs derived from the daisy family. In the past, the Romans believed it was a great plant to cleanse the blood but it’s in ancient Egypt where people first discovered its main perks, as they noted it was extremely helpful to maintain healthy livers and gallbladders. Actually in more recent years, the Zoology Department at Mansoura University in Egypt revealed that chicory may help diminish oxidative stress and liver injury in certain circumstances. Since the early days, many other incredible health benefits have been discovered and some were thoroughly validated by science.

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Sweet Chicory Root Fibers Recognized as Source of Dietary Fiber in Canada

Posted January 26, 2013

The recognition acknowledges that Frutalose sufficiently meets a known health effect of dietary fiber, the production of energy-yielding metabolites through colonic fermentation. The Frutalose line, from Sensus America, Inc., includes a range of oligofructose products, a form of partially hydrolyzed, chicory root inulin.

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Chiltepin peppers, spice and medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

The pea-sized chiltepin pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum) is thought to be the ancestral plant of all chili peppers. It is native to Arizona, Texas, Florida, Mexico, and Central and South America. The chiltepin plant is a bush that grows up to four feet tall and it prefers well-drained sandy soil.

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