Chicory or Curly Endive

Chicory or Curly Endive

Chicory or Curly Endive

Chicory, also called endive or curly endive, is a slightly bitter tasting salad green, which is excellent for giving a mixed green salad a variety of tastes.  Chicory is also more “crunchy” than leaf lettuce, so that combining them together gives the salad more “interest”.  When purchasing, select chicory that is firm and crispy and has dark green leaves (see photo).  See nutritional chart below.

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Endive, raw

Scientific Name: Cichorium endivia

NDB No: 11213

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
93.79
24
0.254
Energy
kcal
17
0
 
Energy
kj
71
0
 
Protein
g
1.25
2
 
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.20
2
 
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
3.35
0
 
Fiber, total dietary
g
3.1
0
 
Ash
g
1.41
2
 
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
52
4
5.780
Iron, Fe
mg
0.83
4
0.239
Magnesium, Mg
mg
15
4
5.530
Phosphorus, P
mg
28
3
3.844
Potassium, K
mg
314
18
22.487
Sodium, Na
mg
22
18
4.106
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.79
2
 
Copper, Cu
mg
0.099
1
 
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.420
1
 
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.2
0
 
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
6.5
2
 
Thiamin
mg
0.080
2
 
Riboflavin
mg
0.075
2
 
Niacin
mg
0.400
2
 
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.900
0
 
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.020
0
 
Folate, total
mcg
142
6
13.409
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
Folate, food
mcg
142
6
13.409
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
142
0
 
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
Vitamin A, IU
IU
2050
2
 
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
205
2
 
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
0.440
0
 
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.048
0
 
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
10:0
g
0.000
0
 
12:0
g
0.000
0
 
14:0
g
0.003
0
 
16:0
g
0.041
0
 
18:0
g
0.002
0
 
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.004
0
 
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.004
0
 
20:1
g
0.000
0
 
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.087
0
 
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.075
0
 
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.013
0
 
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.005
5
 
Threonine
g
0.050
7
 
Isoleucine
g
0.072
7
 
Leucine
g
0.098
7
 
Lysine
g
0.063
7
 
Methionine
g
0.014
7
 
Cystine
g
0.010
3
 
Phenylalanine
g
0.053
7
 
Tyrosine
g
0.040
3
 
Valine
g
0.063
7
 
Arginine
g
0.062
7
 
Histidine
g
0.023
7
 
Alanine
g
0.062
3
 
Aspartic acid
g
0.130
3
 
Glutamic acid
g
0.166
3
 
Glycine
g
0.058
3
 
Proline
g
0.059
3
 
Serine
g
0.049
3
 

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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