Healthy Food Database
Radicchio is a lettuce related to chicory that looks very similar to a red cabbage. The leaves are much softer than a cabbage but more robust than most other lettuce leaves. It has a mildly bitter flavour which mellows when cooked. radicchio can be grilled, roasted or slow cooked. It's delicious grilled in a warm salad with chicken, walnuts and green apple. The colour indicates the presence of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants which help protect cells in the body. It's also a good source of vitamin C, A potassium and calcium.
Buy fresh, crisp-looking leaves that are not soft and wilted or showing signs of deterioration.
Store in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator.
Tips & Tricks:
Wash and dry leaves thoroughly using a salad spinner.
Brush half a head of radicchio with extra virgin olive oil and place under the grill until it softens and slightly browns.
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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