Nutrition

See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients:

Endive (Chicory witloof), raw
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Nutrient Value per 100.0g
Proximates
Water 94.52 g
Energy 17 kcal
Protein 0.90 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.10 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 4.00 g
Fiber, total dietary 3.1 g
Minerals
Calcium, Ca 19 mg
Iron, Fe 0.24 mg
Magnesium, Mg 10 mg
Phosphorus, P 26 mg
Potassium, K 211 mg
Sodium, Na 2 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.16 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 2.8 mg
Thiamin 0.062 mg
Riboflavin 0.027 mg
Niacin 0.160 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.042 mg
Folate, DFE 37 µg
Vitamin B-12 0.00 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg
Vitamin A, IU 29 IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0 µg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.024 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.002 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.044 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

More Than a Dozen Healthy Reasons To Enjoy Endive

  • low in fat
  • low in sodium
  • cholesterol free
  • very low in calories
  • loaded with valuable vitamins and minerals — vitamins B, C, and K, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, folate and selenium
  • a good source of beta-carotene, which the body coverts into vitamin A
  • a good source of heart-healthy potassium — one head of endive delivers almost 60% of the potassium found in a banana
  • a good source of folate - a half a cup of endive can supply you with almost 10% of the folate recommended per day
  • high in complex fibers
  • aids digestion
  • promotes regularity
  • helps prevent the absorption of cholesterol into the blood stream
  • slows food metabolism
  • helps with the removal of toxins from the digestive tract
  • very low position on the glycemic index

So try some of our Delicious Recipes and discover how eating healthfully can also mean eating deliciously.