Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Diuretic
Fights free radicals
Helps with insomnia
Improves eyesight
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce cholesterol
May regulate blood sugar

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup shredded; Calories: 9; Fat: .1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 9mg; Carbs: 1.8g; Fiber:.4g; Sugars: .2g; Protein: .6g; Potassium: 3%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 5%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 1%DV

Did You Know?

  • Radicchio is a red leafy type of vegetable and it originates from Italy, so that is why it is also sometimes referred to as the Italian chicory.
  • Radicchio is very efficient in toning the liver and purifying the blood, due to its potent antioxidant properties. 
  • Source of antioxidants zea-xanthin and lutein, protects the eyes

 

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Sauteed
  • Grilled

Farming Trivia:

  • Radicchio was first grown commercially in California in 1981.
  • Radicchio may be grown as a spring, summer or fall vegetable but the most common red leaf heading radicchio does best grown in cool temperatures

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.