Nutrition Profile

  • Endive provides an:
  • Excellent source of vitamin K
  • Good source of folate
  • Vitamin A
Nutrition label for endive
an assortment of leafy green vegetables including chard, escarole, endive, cabbbage, kale and spinach

Growing Information

Curly endive can be sold as a whole head in bulk. Product destined for this use is hand-harvested and packed into cartons in the field. It is also often used as part of a salad mix. For this purpose, it is mechanically harvested or mowed as a baby, packed into totes and shipped to a processing facility for packaging with other leafy greens. Endive takes from 85 to 100 days to grow from seed to maturity.

Usage Ideas

Endive is the perfect accent to any salad

Frisée aux lardons

Combine browned bacon bits (along with some of its rendered fat) with olive oil, mustard and lemon juice to form a vinaigrette. Toss the endive with the dressing and serve topped with a poached egg, shaved Gruyere cheese and toasted croutons.