Chicory root roasted and granulated (ground) 100% pure is naturally caffeine free, it is used as an alternative to coffee, it has a delightful flavor when roasted. Chicory is often blended with coffee to enhance its flavor. Chicory is the roasted and ground root of the endive plant, which offsets what many refer to as the "bitter cup of coffee." Since chicory tends to darken coffee, this darkness has often been misconstrued as meaning the coffee will be bitter or stronger. Blend Chicory with your favorite coffee to yield a rich, sweet cup of coffee. The French spelling is chicoree. We know of a dark and a light roast chicory. Our's is a dark roast. This is Pareve. It is also Star-K certified Kosher for year-round use, excluding Passover. Guaranteed analysis: Minimum crude protein 5%, Minimum crude fat .5%, Minimum crude fiber 17$, Maximum moisture 3%. It is Non-GMO, all natural and Kosher Certified. The plant that processes it is organic certified. The domestic United States growers, however, are not growing organic crops.