- We grow several varieties of chicories including radicchio, sugarloaf, and castelfranco for heads and winter greens mix.
Store chicories in a plastic bag in the fridge. A paper towel placed in the bag to absorb condensation will increase storage time considerably. Whole heads can be stored in the same way, just wrap the entire head in paper towels and pull off leaves as needed.
Chicory is a good source of Folate and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Manganese.
- Chicories are cold hardy and make for wonderful winter salads.
- Roasted chicory root has been used around the world as a coffee substitute.