Leafy greens are a staple of healthy eating. Leafy greens are available in a large variety including spinach, kale, chard and even dandelion. Leafy greens are praised for their health benefits, and to optimize your health you should enjoy them daily.
Endives are another leafy green which can help boost your health. It can be added to many meals and has a slightly bitter flavor. Endives flourish in the Asia Minor region and come in two varieties: curly endive with narrow leaves and escarole which has broad leaves.
Like other leafy greens, endives pack many essential nutrients (per 100 grams) which are required by the body to ensure good health. Below is the nutritional value of endives as reported by the USDA National Nutrient Database.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||0.20 g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber||3.10 g||8%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.900 mg||18%|
|Vitamin A||2167 IU||72%|
|Vitamin C||6.5 mg||11%|
|Vitamin E||0.44 mg||3%|
|Vitamin K||231 µg||192%|
With essential minerals and vitamins, endive can contribute to good health. Let’s explore further how enjoying endive can improve your health.
As you can see endive works on many parts of the body, improving areas from digestion to vision to respiratory conditions.
For the reasons listed above endive should be enjoyed regularly. Endive can easily be enjoyed raw in salads or cooked and served as a vegetable side dish. Storage is simple and similar to other leafy greens. Quickly rinse under cool water and discard of yellow leaves and endive is ready to be eaten.
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