Radicchio is a perennial cultivated form of leaf chicory (Cichorium intybus, Asteraceae), also known as Italian chicory because its common use in Italian cuisine. Its grown as a leaf vegetable and usually has white-veined red leaves. Radicchio has a bitter and spicy taste, which mellows if it is grilled or roasted.

Chicory (nutrition values)
Fat0.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg
Potassium (3 percent DV)121 mg
Carbohydrates1.8 g
Fiber0.4 g
Protein0.6 g
Manganese (3 percent DV)0.1 mg
Vitamin C (5 percent DV)3.2 mg
Vitamin E (5 percent DV)0.9 mg
Folate (6 percent DV)24 μg
Copper (7 percent DV)0.1 mg
Vitamin K (128 percent DV)102 μg