Chicory Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Cichorium intybus
Use in salads or cooked like spinach or greens.
Also called radichetta and green chicory, good-quality chicory will have inner leaves that are crisp and pale green in color.
Avoid product that has wilted, brown-edged or discolored leaves.
Always store lettuce, cabbage, etc in the refrigerator.
To prolong storage life, cut the stem end and soak in warm water for 2-3 minutes before storing in your refrigerator.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.
Chicory is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. They're also a good source of Thiamin, Niacin and Zinc, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Panto
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Don't throw away lettuce, greens, celery, etc that has been in your refrigerator a little too long and gone limp. Revive most leafy vegetables by cutting a small amount from the stem-end, soaking in warm (100 degree) water for 5 minutes, drain and refrige
A salad plant cultivated from wild forms found in Europe, Asia and North America, chicory and endive come in many varieties and are often confused botanically.
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