Curly endive (or frisée) is a particular endive that grows in loose heads of narrow, lacey outer leaves with curling green-rimmed tips. Inside the head is a compact heart of off-white leaves. The outer, darker leaves have a distinctive, slightly bitter flavor. The inner, lighter colored leaves are milder in flavor and have a subtle sweetness to them with a more delicate texture. Curly endive is a bitter green that can add texture and flavor to a number of dishes. It can be sautéed, braised, steamed or chopped and added to vegetable or bean soups. It’s cultivated through the procedural guideline “Integrated Production” and with organic method.
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