Frisee is French for "curly," and as its name suggests, it's a curly type of chicory. Recently, it has exploded onto gourmet plates and adds a bitter, woodsy taste to green salads. It has a strong, distinctive flavor and a small amount goes a long way. When using frisee, tear it rather than using a knife. Like other greens, it should be washed before consumption. The inner leaves are the tenderest and should be used more abundantly than the tougher outer leaves. Use shortly after purchasing because frisee discolors rather quickly. It can be stored for 4-5 days in a ventilated bag in the refrigerator. With only 18 calories and loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E, introduce your guests to this exotic ingredient that adds a layer of complexity to any salad.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 2.5 cups
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 10
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 35mg
  • Total Carbs: 4g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
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Handling & Storage


Year round with limited supplies in winter.

Also Known As

  • Curly endive
  • Chicoree frisee

Store frisee at 34 to 35 degrees wrapped or bagged in plastic for up to five days.

  • Cichorium endivia crispum


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