Today we talk or should I say write about Frisée.
Frisée (Fresh Express Spring Mix, Trader Joe’s Spring Mix)
Curly endive, or frisée (var crispum) is narrow, green, and has curly outer leaves. It is sometimes called chicory in the United States. It is generally more bitter than the other endives and is used sparingly in the bag. It is extremely popular in France, and truly one of the most elegant of the salad vegetables.
It is a very low calorie leafy vegetable. 100 g fresh leaves provide just 17 calories; however, it contributes about 8% of daily-required intake (DRI) of fiber.
It is enriched with good amount Vitamin A and ß-carotene. Both compounds have antioxidant properties. Carotenes convert to Vitamin A in the body. Furthermore, Vitamin A is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. In addition, it is also essential vitamin for good eye-sight. Consumption of natural vegetables/greens rich in Vitamin A helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
Further, it contains good amounts of many essential B-complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) and thiamin (Vitamin B1), niacin (B3). These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish and required for fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism.
|Total Fat||0.20 g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber||3.10 g||8%|
You will find this green in the Spring Mix bag, but not in abundance. It’s cute looking and you can find a few salad recipes in a search but probably not a green you would eat as a whole salad.
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