Asteraceae

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Asteraceae

[‚as·tə′rās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for the Compositae.
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Leafy-green and a chicory family member, its bitter taste gives salads a real lift.
The chicory family is complicated and numerous: the French call chicory endive or witloof; we call their curly chicory endive or frissee; then there are the red chicory, trevise and the compact radicchio.
Part of the chicory family, it contains small amounts of inulin - a type of indigestible carbohydrate that can help boost the levels of good (bifidobacteria) bugs in your bowel.