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What do endives taste like?

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According to California Endive Farms, endive has a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor with a pleasantly mild bitterness. Endive is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole, frisee and curly endive. This leafy green vegetable can be eaten raw or cooked.

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The bitterness of endive is mellowed when prepared with sweet butter and a small amount of sugar. Escarole has a milder flavor and crisp texture, and it goes well in a salad. Allrecipes.com shares over forty recipes featuring endive. People enjoy the presentation of endive leaves on an appetizer platter. They resemble flowers and are easy to eat while standing.

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