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Chicory Greens

Chicory Greens

Description

Chicory greens, the leaves of the blue perennial composite herb Cichorium intybus. The plants are grown in darkness or semidarkness to blanch them for use as a salad. The endive plant Cichorium endivia is a close relative.

Chicory greens are an excellent source of provitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C and potassium.

Caloric Content

1
Calories: 21
Protein: 1.53 gm
Carbohydrates:4.23 gm
Fiber: .72 gm
Total fats: .27 gm
Saturated fats:.066 gm
Unsaturated fats:.123 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg



1. 1/2 cup chopped, 90 grams

Vitamin Content

1 USRDA
Vitamin A:36005000 IU
Thiamine: .054 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2: .090 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6: - 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 6 mcg
Biotin: - 300 mcg
Niacin: .450 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: - 10 mg
Folic acid: - 400 mcg
Vitamin C: 21.6 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU



1. 1/2 cup chopped, 90 grams

Mineral Content

1 USRDA
Calcium: .901000 mg
Copper: - 2 mg
Iron: .81 18 mg
Magnesium: 27 400 mg
Manganese: - n/a mg
Phosphorus: 421000 mg
Potassium:378 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium: 41 n/a mg
Zinc: - 15 mg



1. 1/2 cup chopped, 90 grams

Amino Acid Content

1
Tryptophan:.028 gm
Threonine:.042 gm
Isoleucine:.091 gm
Leucine:.067 gm
Lysine:.060 gm
Methionine:.009 gm
Cysteine: - gm
Phenylalanine:.037 gm
Tyrosine: - gm
Valine:.069 gm
Arginine: .112 gm
Histidine:.026 gm
Alanine: - gm
Aspartic acid: - gm
Glutamic acid: - gm
Glycine: - gm
Proline: - gm
Serine: - gm



1. 1/2 cup chopped, 90 grams

References

United States Department of Agriculture. Composition of Foods: Vegetables and Vegetable Products-Raw-Processed-Prepared. Washington D.C. 1984.

Woolf, H.B. ed. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary. G & C Merriam: Springfield, MA. 1984.

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