Belgian Endive

Belgian Endive or Witloof is a member of the Cichorium family, specifically a group known as "root chicories" and is therefore a close relative to radicchio. Members of this plant family are found in all temperate areas of the world. Belgian Endive is produced in a two step process, resulting in production of a bulb shaped head of tightly bunched, white leaves. The taste of Witloof is somewhat bitter and lends itself to salads and can baked, braised or grilled.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 10
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Total Carbs: 2g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 20%
  • Vitamin C: 6%
  • Calcium: 2%
  • Iron: 2%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Year round

Also Known As

  • French Endive
  • Witloof
  • Witloof Chicory
  • Chicory (in Britain)
  • Belgium Chicory
  • Dutch Chicory
  • Chicon

Store 32 to 36°F. Protect from light and ethylene; high humidity.

  • Red
  • White

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