Veggies From A-Z

Chicory (Curly Endive)

chicory_small

Nutrition Information

1 serving = 30 g (250 mL)

  • Very high in Vitamin K (114% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • High in folacin (15% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin C (12% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.1 g per serving)
Look For

A tightly furled, crisp specimen which has a fresh look about it. Avoid curly endive with spots of slime or extreme discolouration, which indicate that the greens were not handled well.

To Store

They are more enjoyable when combined with other vegetables. Its strong taste enhances spring mixes or salads of greens and can also be used to garnish cheese platters or smoked fish. Eat it braised, raw, sautéed or stewed.

To Prepare

Remove outer wilted leaves. Rinse. Cut head in half lengthwise and remove core. Cut into wedges or shred. Boil, microwave, steam or stir-fry.

← Back to Veggies From A-Z

In This Section

Get the latest recipes, fresh ideas and smart shopping tips delivered right to your inbox! Simply enter your email address.