Common Types of Lettuce
Chicory and Frisée
Though the names chicory and frisée are sometimes used interchangeably, frisée generally refers to a cross between chicory and greenleaf lettuce that is less bitter than chicory. Chicory has slender, spiky leaves with a bitter, peppery taste. Frisée has attractive loose, feathery yellow-white to green fronds. Both are good sources of vitamins A and C.