A Nice Bitter Chicory

Chicory is pleasantly (and unusually) bitter in flavour.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine this bitter cooling nature both fortifies the Heart Qi and Blood, and helps to clear Damp-Heat from the Liver, perhaps making it the perfect vegetable for countering post-Christmas blues and overindulgence.  High in folate, and several vitamins, its use as a Blood tonic is well deserved.

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