Nutritious Foods: Radicchio (Red Chicory)

Sweet. Bitter. Beautiful. Today we talk about Radicchio.


These are some of the powerful traits of this red leafy chicory vegetable:


  • Rich in vitamin K, essential for the health of our bones
  • It contains phytosterols, extraordinary molecules which help to control our cholesterol levels
  • It contains prebiotics, excellent gut bacteria that improve digestion
  • It helps fight oxidative stress, fighting free radicals damage
  • In Chinese medicine, the union of the colour red and the bitter taste supports our heart’s health


How to cook it?

Serve it raw within a mixed leaves salad or sautéed in a pan with a spoon of extra virgin olive oil. Delicious!


Sabrina Severi

Biologist Specialised in Food Science