Belgian Endives is a Chicory

(Green) Belgian Endives

Other names:

  • Witloof
  • Witlof
  • Chicon
  • Chicory (technically speaking, this is really its family name)


Belgian Endives comes in 3 colours - colors only at the tips:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Yellow


Green Belgian Endives
Red Belgian Endives
Yellow Belgian Endives

Belgian Endives' Main Nutrients

  • Antioxidant:    Vitamin K
  • Other:               Vitamin (A,K), Folate, Dietary Fiber, Water


Interesting stuff on Endives

Native of:

  • Europe


Now Found\Grown in:

  • Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand


Belgian Endives are a "blanched" variety, where the plant are forcibly put through an "artificial" cultivation process, to create the whiter look. The blanching process results also is a less bitter taste and a sweeter variety.


California, US is the biggest produce of red Belgian Endives.


Examples of Health Benefits of Endives

  • manage asthma
  • prevents anemia ("blood tonic" = juice of belgian endives, celery and parsley)
  • prevent cancer
  • prevent constipation
  • for eye health
  • for healthy bones and teeth
  • for liver and gall bladder health
  • support healthy digestion
  • for pregnancy support
  • manages cholesterol levels
  • blood pressure control


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