The endive native to Asia and a member of the Asteraceae (daisy) family of plants, making it a close cousin to chicory and radicchio.


Endive is a green, curly-leafed, cool weather vegetable like lettuce, with a crisp texture. The inner leaves are sweeter, but the more mature outer leaves have a rather intense flavour.



Health Benefits


  • Astonishingly high in vitamin K which is important for regulating blood coagulation levels. (1)


  • Supplies good levels of vitamin A which combines with beta-carotene which helps to improve vision in the eyes and maintains healthy mucus membranes and skin. (2)


  • Plentiful in B-vitaminswhich work collaboratively to ensure the healthy metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, but these vitamins and the benefits they provide can only come from an outside source. (3)


  • A great source of fibre which is beneficial for the digestive and metabolic functions of the body, particularly for promoting weight loss. (4)


  • A source of vitamin C which helps the body fight infections. (5)


  • The manganese content in endive assists the body in blood clotting by regulating blood sugar, metabolizing carbohydrates and absorbing calcium, and helps form tissues, bones, and sex hormones. (6) (7)


Endive Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3.5 ounces (100 grams), raw

  Amt. Per 
% Daily 
Calories 17
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 22 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3 g 12%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 5% Iron 5%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.





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