- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: °C
- Steeping Time: mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: USA
Sunflower Seeds, Raw
Organic raw sunflower seeds without added salt, flavoring, oils or sugar. Shelled and tasty, ideal for a snack, for baking or as a garnish.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
7 healthy reasons to add chicory root to your day - by Safiya Motala
The chicory plant has a long history of use as a food item, and as a healing herb. Native to the Mediterranean, when cultivated, the leaves make a wonderful salad. The leaves of the chicory plant can be cultivated as radicchio, sugarloaf or Belgian endive. The root may be roasted until it develops a rich, nutty, woodsy aroma, reminiscent of roasted coffee. A small amount creates a strong brew, which is one of the reasons this herb is a popular coffee substitute or addition. At Shanti Tea, we sell straight chicory root and in an energizing blend called Spirit, with herbs known to boost energy, some of which are caffeinated, some are not.
1. Antioxidants Chicory is high in antioxidants, which are molecules that prevent oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation of molecules can lead to free radicals, which may damage cells. Antioxidants have shown to improve hearth health, decrease complications caused by diabetes, decrease risk of cancer, and protect us from other conditions as we age.
2. Cleansing This powerful root is also...