Chicory is a bushy,
perennial herb with blue or lavender flowers. The roots
can be baked, ground, and used as a coffee
Common chicory is also
known as blue sailors, succory, and coffeeweed.
The plant is cultivated and used as endive under the
common names radicchio, Belgian endive, French
endive, or witloof. It is grown in complete
darkness to keep new leaves tender and pale.
True endive (Cichorium
endivia) is a species of chicory which is specially
grown and used as a salad green. It has a slightly bitter
taste and has been attributed with herbal properties. Curly
endive and the broad-leafed escarole are true
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