Belgian Endive vs. Escarole Endive?

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Belgian Endive vs. Escarole Endive?

Postby ChrisAndBacon » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:47 pm

Is there really a difference between these two? I hear Endive is a good feeder for beardies but now I'm questioning if what I bought at the store is the correct one.

I bought Belgian Endive
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Have others been successful with this?
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Re: Belgian Endive vs. Escarole Endive?

Postby MorganaTheSatyr » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:48 am

Looks to me like its similar to Bok choi / pak choi - which most dragons love and is good for them!
I'm not sure about Endives but I googled their nutrition values and they seem to be high in vitamin A and they have 5% calcium so I would guess its not bad BUT it has some potassium in it so maybe not as a staple diet.

I found this link that might help you : https://www.thesprucepets.com/feeding-b ... es-1238411
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Re: Belgian Endive vs. Escarole Endive?

Postby ChrisAndBacon » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:22 am

MorganaTheSatyr wrote:Looks to me like its similar to Bok choi / pak choi - which most dragons love and is good for them!
I'm not sure about Endives but I googled their nutrition values and they seem to be high in vitamin A and they have 5% calcium so I would guess its not bad BUT it has some potassium in it so maybe not as a staple diet.

I found this link that might help you : https://www.thesprucepets.com/feeding-b ... es-1238411


Interesting. The link you provided has a lot of conflicting information compared to what I've seen on other sites. For example, the locked thread on this forum says collard greens are staples while the website you provided states that it should never be fed and always avoided. Not sure how much I trust it to be honest lol. But I do appreciate your input thank you!

Edit: Sorry the website actually states collards should be fed rarely and some say avoided all together
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Re: Belgian Endive vs. Escarole Endive?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:10 am

Either should be fine. Generally speaking, I would try to add as much variety to their salad as you can, and just rotate based on what looks freshest where you are at a given time. All sorts of dark greens are healthy for them. I use collards on a regular basis and can say they are healthy for them (and certainly not harmful).
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Re: Belgian Endive vs. Escarole Endive?

Postby ChrisAndBacon » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:53 pm

Absolutely! He gets a variety of veggies every week, from yellow squash to dandelion greens to belgian endive lol. He's been loving it so far so I think I'll continue to mix it into his diet. Thank you :)
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