Endive

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Belgian endive
Belgian endive

Endive is a variety of chicory used in salads. There are two main varieties, curly endive (or frisée) and escarole.

Interesting facts about Endive

Endive is also called Curly Endive Broad-Leaf Endive

  • Are you aware that endive is closely related to the dandelion plant?
  • Are you aware that endive is sometimes called chicory?
Red endive
Red endive
  • Are you aware that endive originated in southern Asia and Egypt?
  • Are you aware that endive is zesty, bitter and green?
  • Are you aware that endive can be eaten raw or cooked?
  • Are you aware that there are two varieties of endive? (Curly Endive --- wild looking, narrow, green curly outer leaves, usually eaten raw; Escarole/Broad-Leaved Endive: broad, pale green leaves, popular among Italians as a cooked dish with beans and often added to soups.)
  • Are you aware that endive is related to Belgian endive but is totally a different plant?


Nutritional information on Endive

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