Health benefits of Endive is one of the very low-calorie leafy vegetables. Current research studies suggest that high inulin and fibre content in escarole help reduce glucose and LDL-cholesterol levels in diabetes and obese patients. These are found in the endive lettuce. packed with numerous health benefiting plant nutrients such as anti-oxidant lactones, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, etc.
Endive and escarole carry numerous medicinally important compounds such as sesquiterpene lactones, and plant sterols. Lactones such as lactucopicrin which coffer bitter taste to endive have been found to have anti-tumour, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Further, it contains good amounts of many essential B-complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamine (vitamin B1), niacin (B3). These vitamins are essential in the sense that human body requires them through external sources to replenish. They take part as cofactors in fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism.
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