Escarole 200 - 300g
Escarole is a member of the chicory family of lettuces and is characterized by large, dark-green leaves that have a mild flavor and crisp texture. Like romaine, leaf lettuce and other dark green, leafy lettuces, escarole is a powerhouse of nutrition. Each 1-cup serving of escarole is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds. Together, these nutrients can help decrease the risk of developing a number of serious medical problems. To get the maximum health benefits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises eating dark, leafy green vegetables, such as escarole, regularly.
Each 1-cup serving of escarole lettuce contains about 16 milligrams of calcium -- 1.6 percent of the RDA of calcium for all adults -- and 0.46 milligrams of iron.
Similar to its close cousin romaine lettuce, escarole lettuce contains a high concentration of vitamin A and vitamin K. Each 1-cup serving of escarole provides about 4,000 international units of vitamin A, which is over 100 percent of the RDA of the vitamin for both men and women. Consuming plenty of vitamin A is linked to a decreased risk of cancer and osteoporosis. Escarole's nearly 50 micrograms of vitamin K per serving supplies between 60 and 74 percent of an adult's daily vitamin K requirement.
Organically grown from non-GMO seed in our Dalat highland farm. Harvest only at your request to preserve the best nutrition profile.