Endive

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Used in salads and side dishes, endive is a member of the chicory family and is available as curly endive or Belgian endive.

Curly endive has larger, ripple-edged or ragged leaves that are green on the outer sections and cream colored closer to the stem and stalk. The outer leaves provide a bitter taste while the inner leaves are much milder. This crisp, broadleaf type of endive is also known as escarole, broad chicory, or common chicory.

Belgian endive has narrow, spear-shaped creamy white leaves with pale yellow tips. Belgian endive is grown in the dark to prevent the leaves from turning green. It has a mild taste and is more expensive than curly endive. Belgian endive is also known as chicon or witloof.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 head
Calories17
Protein1g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates3g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars0g
Potassium314mg
Sodium22mg
Cholesterol0mg

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