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But what is chicory root and is it keto? Read on to find out!What Is Chicory Root?Chicory goes by many names, from blue dandelion to cornflower and wild endive. Without
the leaves, the chicory root has been cultivated in Europe for a very long time as a coffee substitute. Its roots can be baked, roasted, ground, and used
as an additive to coffees. Its taste is kind of woody and thanks
to the amount of dietary fiber it contains, it’s not broken down in the small intestine. Instead, it travels to your large intestine and colon. It’s known as a soluble fiber, which helps
eliminate cholesterol from our bodies and helps regulate blood sugar levels. This is just one of the many health benefits of chicory. Ever heard of radicchio or endives? Those are the leaves. The root is simply called chicory root. What Is Inulin?Chicory root contains up to 20% inulin, which is a polysaccharide similar to starch. It’s also considered a prebiotic fiber, which helps your body stimulate the growth of “good bacteria” in the large intestine.