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Also called radichetta and green chicory, there are a number of varieties of chicory including heading and loose-leaf.

Scientific Binomial Name: Cichorium intybus

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Use in salads or cooked like spinach or greens.

Selection

Also called radichetta and green chicory, good-quality chicory will have inner leaves that are crisp and pale green in color.

Avoid

Avoid product that has wilted, brown-edged or discolored leaves.

Storage

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.

Ripening

In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.

  • Nutritional Information
  • 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

    Amount per serving

    Calories :17Calories from Fat :
    Total Fat0.1
    Cholesterol0%
    Sodium 2%
    Total Carbohydrate4%
    Dietary Fiber3.1%
    Sugars 0%
    Protein 0.9%
    Vitamin A29%
    Vitamin C2.8%
    Calcium 19 %
    Iron 0.24%

  • Tips & Trivia
  • 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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