pname - Nutrition Facts
|Amount Per Serving|
|* Based on a 2000 calorie diet|
|Calories 21 Calories from Fat 0|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
It may look like a small red cabbage or dyed lettuce, but it's radicchio. Radicchio has a distinct bittersweet flavor similar to endive.
How to Choose
Radicchio is available year round. When selecting radicchio, look for firm white bases. The leaves should have no blemishes, holes or browning at the edge. Choose smaller heads than you usually do for head lettuce. Radicchio leaves are closely wrapped and there is rarely any waste. For optimum crispness and flavor, store unwashed radicchio, loosely wrapped, in the refrigerator for one week
January through April, but you can purchase them all year round at your nearest Price Chopper.
To prepare the leaves, just remove the core, separate and trim the leaves, rinse and blot dry. You can substitute radicchio for Belgian endive or escarole. The seep-proof leaves are sturdy enough to form a basket to hold cooked vegetables or to support a small salad for picnics. Try serving radicchio leaves baked, grilled or sauteed.