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MILAN CHICORY ( SUGAR-LOAF)


MILAN CHICORY ( SUGAR-LOAF)

Chicory is a herbaceous annual, biennial or perennial plant that includes numerous varieties . It grows in Europe , Asia and North Africa both wild and cultivated . Wild chicory matures in dry fallow preferably clay grasslands or in limestone lands in the high mountains on the edge of the crop of potatoes and buckwheat: it is bitter , but more rich in minerals , vitamins and active ingredients , while the cultivated chicory contains smaller quantity and it's sweeter . Chicory's roots ( for decoction or infusion ) and leaves can be both used and enjoyed in salads . The best-known varieties of salad are : the common cutting , the red of Treviso , Castelfranco variety and different varieties of " endive chicory including the " curly chicory " and " chicory escarole . "

In the cabbage family are kale , kale and red, cabbage , cabbage , cabbage and cauliflower broccoli.

 

WHEN THEY CAN BE FOUND

Milan chicory of fresh quality can be found during the following months:

  1.  GEN 1
  2.  FEB 2
  3.  MAR 3
  4.  APR 4
  5.  MAG 5
  6.  GIU 6
  7.  LUG 7
  8.  AGO 8
  9.  SET 9
  10.  OTT 10
  11.  NOV 11
  12.  DIC 12

 

NUTRITION FACTS

Nutritional information per 100g of edible part of uncooked chicory

Energy(Kcal)

69

Water 

80,5

Protein 

0,72

Carbohydrate 

18,1

    Of which sugar 

15,4

Fat 

0,1

Cholesterol 

0

Fibre 

0,9

Sodium 

0,002

Vitamin C

0,01

Calcium 

0,01

Magnesium 

0,007

Iron 

0,0003

The values are ​​expressed in g . Sources : the database of food nutrition facts USDA ( United States Department of Agriculture ) and the Database of food composition INRAN .

 

 

CURIOSITY

A distinctive feature of the chicory is to contain a bitter principle , cichoric acid , which stimulates the digestive secretions .

Among the wild plants that nature offers in the spring , the chicory is one of the first to appear and has a long history . It's also quoted for its medicinal properties , in the Ebers papyrus , the first Egyptian medical treatise dating fromthe third millennium B.C.

 

RECIPES

 

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