Radicchio

 
 
 

pname - Nutrition Facts

Serving Size - 1/2 cup chopped)
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%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A  Vitamin C 
Calcium  Iron 

Radicchio

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

Peak Season

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 

January through April, but you can purchase them all year round at your nearest Price Chopper.

Cooking Tips

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.