TypeBase Blood Type Diet Values: endive
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: CICHORUM ENDIVIA
Endive is closely related to and often confused with its cousin, CHICORY. They're both part of the same botanical family, Cichorium. There are three main varieties of endive: Belgian endive, curly endive and escarole. Belgian endive, also known as French endive and witloof (white leaf), is a small (about 6-inch-long), cigar-shaped head of cream-colored, tightly packed, slightly bitter leaves. It's grown in complete darkness to prevent it from turning green, using a labor-intensive growing technique known as BLANCHING. Belgian endive is available from September through May, with a peak season from November through April. Buy crisp, firmly packed heads with pale, yellow-green tips. Belgian endives become bitter when exposed to light. They should be refrigerated, wrapped in a paper towel inside a plastic bag, for no more than a day. They can be served cold as part of a salad, or cooked by braising or baking. Curly endive, often mistakenly called chicory in the United States, grows in loose heads of lacy, green-rimmed outer leaves that curl at the tips. The off-white center leaves form a compact heart. The leaves of the curly endive have a prickly texture and slightly bitter taste. Escarole has broad, slightly curved, pale green leaves with a milder flavor than either Belgian or curly endive. Both curly endive and escarole are available year-round, with the peak season from June through October. They should be selected for their fresh, crisp texture; avoid heads with discoloration or insect damage. Store curly endive and escarole, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They're both used mainly in salads, but can also be briefly cooked and eaten as a vegetable or in soups.
Serving Size Analyzed: 1 cup
GRAPH 1 (ABOVE). Total Calories (8) as part of a 2200 calorie daily dietary intake.
|Protein (0.625 grams per 1 cup
|Fat (0.1 grams per 1 cup
|Carbohydrate (1.675 grams per 1 cup
CHART 1 (ABOVE). Macronutrient Breakdown By Percentage.
GRAPH 2 (ABOVE). Micronutrient breakdown as percentage of Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Serving size: 1 cup
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- This food can be a significant source of folate (71 mcgs per 1 cup
- This food can be a significant source of vitamin A (1025 iu per 1 cup
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|ANTIOXIDANTS|| This food is considered to be rich in antioxidant flavonoids. |
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|GLYCEMIC INDEX|| This food has a low Glycemic Index.|
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