Endive, commonly popular as escarole, is a green leafy-vegetable with a hint of bitter flavor.
This well-known salad plant is much more than just a leafy green, packed with numerous health benefiting plant nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, etc..
There are two main cultivar varieties exist: curly-endive (frisee, cichorium endivia, var crispum) with curly narrow leaves and Escarole or scarole (cichorium endivia, var latifolia) with broad leaves.
Escarole leaves have spine like-dentate margins (dandelion or lettuce like) with thick stalks. Its leaves are less bitter than narrow, curly, intensely bitter-taste of "frisee".