1. Raw chicory root
Chicory root is one of the best sources of inulin (not to be confused with insulin). This may come as a surprise, but chicory root is part of the same plant that produces endive. Chicory is (as you could have guessed) the root, while endive is the leafy part of the vegetable.
Chicory root is usually processed to yield its inulin and add it to other food products, so you’ll find it in energy bars, low-calorie yogurts, and even cottage cheese to amp up the food’s fiber content and texture. You’ll also find chicory in coffee: The roots are baked, ground, and used as either a caffeine-free coffee additive or substitute.Back to top