The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Escarole, Frisée

Latin Name:

Cichorium endivia

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Escarole, also called Frisée, is a green leafy vegetable with a hint of bitter flavor. It is popular for human consumption and has plant nutrients such as anti-oxidant lactones, vitamin A and C. Botanically, this perennial herbaceous leafy plant belongs to the Asteraceae (daisy) family, in the genus, Cichorium, and is closely related to chicory, radicchio, and Belgian endive (witloof).