Escarole (Cichorium endiva)
Escarole is a member of the daisy family, and is also known as Batavian endive. It has a bushy head and a slightly bitter taste. It descends from the wild chicory plant, which was first cultivated in ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. It is rather high in vitamin A and provides some vitamin C.
- Wrap escarole in damp towel or place in plastic bag and keep in the hydrator drawer of the refrigerator.
- Escarole is best used fresh but will keep for 2-4 days if kept moist and refrigerated.