Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600783


     Chicory used  to be  available  only  during the cooler
months, but is now available year-round.  Nearly all Belgian
endive sold in the United  States is  grown  in Belgium.  An
insignificant  amount  is  imported  from  Chile  during the
summer months, but very little,  if any, Belgian-type endive
is grown domestically.  During World  War II some endive was
grown in  Michigan,  but the product was below par  and  was
discontinued at the end of the war.                         

     When purchasing Belgian endive,  look for firm,  plump,
crisp,  unblemished,  pure white heads that have yellow leaf
tips.   If  those  tips  are green rather than  the  desired
yellow,  the endive isn't fresh and will taste very  bitter.
The  short,  fat heads are preferable to those that are long
and thin.                                                   

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