| || ||Castelfranco Radicchio|
CASTELFRANCO is an especially lovely variety of radicchio, a member of the chicory family. As the picture shows, Castelfranco forms rosette-type heads of creamy white, red-splashed leaves. Usually eaten raw, CASTELFRANCO is especially decorative, and is one of the mildest members of the radicchio family. The notably bitter taste of radicchio (and of all chicory varieties, for that matter) is the result of the bitter substance intybin, contained in the leaf ribs and reputed to be a metabolic stimulant. While obviously very decorative in salads and presentation, CASTELFRANCO shines as the feature ingredient in risottos and cream sauces for pasta. Grilling CASTELFRANCO increases its inherent sweetness, and smoothes its flavor.
Pack: 6 count to 8 count cartons
Availability: November into March
Ship: Truck or Airfreight
Count: 6 to 8 heads
Notice: 2 days
(Last Updated: 1/2/2012 10:55:53 AM PST)