Chicory root extract
is a dietary supplement
or food additive
produced by mixing dried, ground, chicory
root with water, and removing the insoluble
fraction by filtration
. Other methods may be used to remove pigments and sugars. Fresh chicory root typically contains, by dry weight, 68% inulin
, 14% sucrose
, 5% cellulose
, 6% protein
, 4% ash
, and 3% other compounds. Dried chicory root extract contains, by weight, approximately 98% and 2% other compounds.
Fresh chicory root may contain between 13 and 23% inulin, by total weight.