Irresistible – Crisp, Crunchy Chicory
Chicory doesn’t grow in vegetable gardens, it grows underground instead! What market gardeners are interested in are its roots, because once they’ve been picked and put in water or soil, away from light, small white leaves start to grow which then turn into this delicious early vegetable. Chicory has a mild bitter taste like its ancestor, wild chicory. And just like its ancestor, chicory is good for the liver as it produces gastric juices. Low in calories, cooked or uncooked, you can eat as much chicory as you like – provided you don’t drown it in sauce!
Discover all this month’s fruits and vegetables on our February calendar: