Chicory Farming & Processing
  • Chicory is the common name given to the flowering plants in genus Cichorium of the family Asteraceae. There are two cultivated species, and four to six wild species. Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a bushy perennial herb with blue or lavender flowers. Originating from Europe, it was naturalized in North America, where it has become a common roadside plant.
  • The roots are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive in the plant's Mediterranean region of origin, although its use as a coffee additive is still very popular in the American South, particularly in New Orleans. It is a staple in Cajun-style red-eye gravy. Common chicory is also known as blue sailors, succory, and coffeeweed. 
  • Chicory produces leafy top growth and has a thick, deep taproot giving it excellent drought tolerance and mineral extraction. Chicory has exhibited tolerance to acidity and for this reason has been successfully grown in low pH soils. Chicory must be rotationally grazed, therefore smaller and more accessible paddocks are needed.
  • Chicory roots are lifted in early spring of the second year of growth, and are then dried. The potential return per acre for chicory is higher than other crops, such as corn. A well that can provide immediate irrigation and a steady water supply throughout the growing period is a prerequisite for growing chicory since chicory seeds are planted rather deep, about 1/4 to 3/8 inch.
  • Very young leaves of Chicory can be used in salads where they add a piquant bitterness and blanched witloof can be used either in salads or as a cooked vegetable. Traditionally the herb was used as a health tonic, especially to aid liver function and was also applied externally to cure a range of ailments. It was also used in love potions.
  • There is a study of effectiveness of adding chicory beta (2-1) fructans to the diet on broiler growth performance, serum cholesterol and intestinal characteristics. Feed with 1.0% inulin (Raftifeed® IPF, which was obtained by extracting chicory roots with hot water. It is a beta (2-1) fructan with chain length varying between degree of polymerization (DP) 3 to 60.
  • U.S. Chicory and Chicory USA will be the only chicory operations in the Western Hemisphere. A Person used his own resources to build the $2 million U.S. Chicory facility in 2001, said the new industry in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming has come this far because of scientists at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center . He encouraged more study on the alternative crop that could become a permanent benefit to the entire area.
  • Chicory USA will begin construction soon on a $2 million manufacturing and roasting factory in Scottsbluff which will employ in excess of 20 skilled employees. U.S. Chicory initiated the chicory industry in the United States with the construction of a factory and began processing. The Netherlands are the most important exporter of chicory. The first field tests of genetically modified inulin chicory were conducted in the Netherlands. Today there is no genetically modified chicory on the market.
  • A Group is the world leader in the production and commercialisation of chicory based food ingredients. Beneo™ inulin is extracted from chicory roots and is composed of fructose chains. Inulin has good solubility and an excellent taste profile. Beneo™ inulin and Beneo™ oligofructose are recognized throughout the world as dietary fibres. The products which carry the BENEO™ symbol benefit from the approval of an independent scientific committee.
  • The protocol describes the technical procedures to be followed in order to meet the Council Regulation 2100/94 on Community Plant Variety Rights. This protocol applies to all varieties of Cichorium intybus L. partim of the family Compositae, excluding industrial chicory (CPVO-TP/172/1) and leaf chicory (UPOV-TG/154/3).
  • Belgium has been a pioneer in inulin production from chicory. Production of chicory for inulin has remained stable for several years. It has not been possible to obtain accurate data on the inulin production, which can be estimated between 80,000 and 100,000 tonnes.
  • Chicory
  • Cichorium Intybus
  • Forage chicory
  • Home Gardening Series- Chicory
  • A Modern Herb- Chicory
  • Chicory General information
  • Medicinal Plants of the Northeast
  • Plant Profile: Chicorium intybus
Extraction and Processing
  • Extraction of the Inuline from Chicory Roots Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide 
  • Defoliation Induces Fructan 1-Exohydrolase II in Witloof Chicory Roots
  • Sesquiterpene Lactones in a Hairy Root Culture of Cichorium intybus
  • Chicory Growing and Processing 
  • Chicory Manufacturing Process.
  • Seed Treatments


  • Chicory in the Garden
  • How to grow
  • Freezing Tolerance of Chicory and Narrow-Leaf Plantain
  • Chicory: An Alternative Livestock Forage
  • Chicory as a perennial summer forage
  • Yield and Quality of Witloof Chicory Grown Using Weighted Insulation
  • Short General Idea concerning Endive Cultivation
  • Effect of Adding Chicory Fructans in Feed on Broiler Growth Performance, Serum Cholesterol and Intestinal Length 
  • Fructans of chicory
  • Characterisation of Inulin from Chicory and Salsify Cultivated in Portugal
  • Genetically modified chicory brings hope to African malaria patients 
  • Chicory root improves the taste and odour of organic pork
  • Triple Action
  • Uses of Chicory
  • Apparatus for Cultivating Chicory
  • Chicory extract powder products and extract production processes and apparatus
  • Method for mixing and introduction of inulin
  • Pet food containing chicory
  • Process for the Liquefaction of Beets and Chicory Roots by Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Liquid Hydrolysate Obtained
  • Thiol Activation of Cytotoxic and Auxin-Herbicidal Agents and root formation stimulation
Properties and Functions
  • Biosynthesis of Germacrene A Carboxylic Acid in Chicory Roots 
  • Effectiveness of Auxin Induced in Vitro Root Culture in Chicory
  • The Water-Soluble Extract of Chicory Reduces Glucose uptake from the Perfused Jejunum in Rats 
  • The Water-Soluble Extract of Chicory Influences Serum and Liver Lipid Concentrations, Cecal Short-Chain Fatty Acid Concentrations and Fecal Lipid Excretion in Rats
  • Dietary Chicory Inulin Increases Whole-Body Bone Mineral Density in Growing Male Rats


  • Brassicas and Chicory for Forage
  • Forage chicory: A valuable crop for Mediterranean environments
  • Evaluation of 'Grasslands Puna' chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) in various grass mixtures under sheep grazing 
  • Herbage production and persistence of Puna chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) under grazing management over 4 years
  • Establishment and Growth of Chicory on West Louisiana Coastal Plain Soils
  • Perennial Grass and Herb Options for the Upper South-East of South Australia
  • Productivity and quality, competition and facilitation of chicory
  • Plant characteristics for distinction of red chicory  cultivars grown in central Slovenia 
  • French Production

Growers and Company Profiles

  • Processing Company in British
  • Seed Processing Company in Netherland
  • Growers in Eastern Cape
  • Meadow Gardening
  • Cottagenurseries
  • Cooking Consultant
  • Business Consultant in UK
  • Holistic Nutrition Consultant in Rochester, NY
  • Expert in Fructans Processing and Agronomy
  • Consulting Institute of North America


  • Analysis of gene flow from crop to wild forms in lettuce and chicory and its population-ecological consequences in the context of GM-crop biosafety
  • Control of marginal necrosis In fine curly chicory 
  • Proposed Chicory Project for the ISIS District
  • The production of fructans through transgenic crops and their application
  • Productivity Under Grazing of Chicory and Plantain Cultivars in the Northeastern USA
  • Chicory Salad with Oranges and Red Onion
  • Transformation of chicory into a high value non-food crop
Products and  Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Breakfast Cookie
  • Café Du Monde
  • Coffee with Chicory
  • Inulin
  • LifeCleanse
  • Pure Roasted Chicory
  • Woody Cape Chicory
  • Chicory Extract Powder 
  • Chicory Safety Data Sheet
  • Spectrum : Chicory Extract Powder


  • Genetically Modified Chicory in the EU
  • Chicory notification may not hit HLL, Nestle 
  • Today’s Outlook
  • Markets and Market Potential
  • Chicory USA Begins To Establish Roots
  • Effect of Fertilizer Applications and Grazing Exclusion on Species Composition and Biomass in Wet Meadow Restoration in Eastern Washington 
  • Interactive European Network for Industrial Crops and their Applications
  • Orafti Press Information 2007
  • Root Tapped for Panhandle Growth
  • Protocol for Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability Tests
  • Local investor checks out chicory's "roots"

Management and Regulations

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Management of chicory
  • Nutritional alternatives to worm control
  • The Coffee Extracts and Chicory Extracts (Scotland) Regulations 2001
  • COFFEE More details of agreement on Coffee Extracts and Chicory Extracts
Suppliers and Buyers
  • Chicory Selling Leads
  • Chicory Exporters
  • Gillco Products Inc
  • Mother Herbs (P) Ltd. & Agro Products
  • Chicory Suppliers
  • Chicory Suppliers Directory
  • Chicory Buyers List
  • Chicory - Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide
  • FAQ about Chicory
  • Food Guidelines for Basic Constitutional Types
  • Chicory Root