Escarole is a member of the Chicory family (Endive), and is a power house of nutrition. It is rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, Vitamin A (good for your skin and mucus membranes), Vitamin C, Vitamins B1, B3, B6, and Folic Acid. Our bodies require replenishment of these nutrients from external sources, and they are required for protein, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism. The minerals Manganese, Copper, Iron, and Potassium are also highlights in Escarole. Potassium is an inter-cellular electrolyte that helps counter hypertension effects of sodium. Together, these nutrients can help decrease the risk of developing a number of serious medical problems.
Add Escarole to soups, stews, and salads. It has a slightly bitter taste, which means it’s good for your digestion. Cooking Escarole will help soften the bitterness, or eaten raw it will liven up your taste buds!