Endive – improves all Digestion functions, rich in B Vitamins

Endive is a plant that is very similar to Lettuce. It does not contain Fat, it is easily digested and has a stimulating effect on the secretion of Bile. All these characteristics make Endive a good food of choice. Its consumption is beneficial for the Stomach.


Since it is one of the very low calorie Vegetables, Endive is recommended for those who have issues with their Excessive Weight. The leaves of the Endive are recommended to be consumed when they are young, since in that period the level of Minerals and Vitamins is higher. For example, Endive is a good source of B-complex groups of Vitamins, and regarding the Minerals, it contains significant amount of Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.

Eating Endive helps slowing down the absorption of Glucose in the small Intestine, thus preventing high level of Sugar in the Blood. Although its content is mostly water, also worth mentioning is the content of Beta Carotene as well as Dietary fibers. It can be consumed along with other Vegetables, like raw Endive chopped in almost every Salad.

Energy 17 kcal Proteins 0.90 g
Carbohydrate 0.90 g Dietary Fiber 3.10 g
Vitamin A 3 µg Vitamin B1 0.062 mg
Vitamin B2 0.27 mg Vitamin B3 0.027 mg
Vitamin B6 0.042 mg Vitamin B9 37 µg
Vitamin C 2.8 mg Vitamin E 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg Calcium 19 mg
Phosphor 26 mg Magnesium 10 mg
Iron 0.24 mg Potassium 211 mg
Zinc 0.16 mg Total Fat 0.10 g
Saturated Fat 0.024 g Cholesterol 0