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Endives have a special and mildly bitter taste, and also have a high nutritional value. Like most leafy vegetables, they are rich in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. In addition, andias contain several minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. It is a plant of temperate climates and does not tolerate prolonged hot and dry periods well.
It is quite resistant to the relatively low winter temperatures during which it will also give a better quality final product, (higher percentage of internal, white leaves). The soils in which it can be cultivated are varied, but it prefers medium texture or somewhat light and irrigating, drained and rich in organic matter.
Cucumber is a thick, ground-growing annual vine that grows on scaffolding or any other supporting framework, wrapping thin, spiraling stems around the nerve. The plant has large, spiny, hairy triangular leaves that form a canopy over the fruits, and yellow flowers that are mostly either male or female. Female flowers are identified by the swollen ovary at the base, which will become the edible fruit.