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Survival Food – Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

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In this video I show how to prepare a coffee substitute from chicory roots (Cichorium intybus). It is one of my favorite survival food since it its roots are rich in inulin which is a carbohydrate that gets digested in the guts of the human body. So it takes some time until you can access the energy after eating the plant. Furthermore inulin is very soluble in hot water. Chicory roots are also very bitter, so it is wise to leech them out with cold water for a couple of hours. You can boil the roots as well which is much faster, but then the inulin would dissolve as well. Today I did not really care about the inulin, I just wanted to make myself a quick coffee in the wilderness.

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Hello my name is Lilly and I am making videos about primitive living skills, survival, bushcraft, camping gear and prepping. I consider myself being a modern hunter-gatherer who wants to live as close as possible with mother nature and right now I am in the process of learning how to live off the land and thrive in the wilderness. Thanks for watching ~ Survival Lilly

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9 thoughts on “Survival Food – Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

  1. Seen your other coffee videos, love the wide variety of plants you have
    there. Another cool video. Thank you.

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