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Witloof is available in short supply from May through to September.


Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.



Witloof leaves have been eaten for thousands of years and the roots in some strains are used as a coffee substitute.



  • Witloof is a Dutch name, which means ‘white leaf’
  • Witloof is called endive or Belgium endive by the French
  • It has a slightly bitter and nutty flavour and can be eaten raw as a salad vegetable


Growing Facts

  • Witloof is grown in the dark and needs to be stored away from the light to prevent it turning bitter

Nutrition Information

1 cup chopped = 50 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 28/0.7 0% 57/14
Protein (g) 0.4 1% 0.8
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0% 0.1
- saturated (g) 0.01 0% 0.03
Available carbohydrate (g) 0.3 0% 0.5
Dietary Fibre (g) 2 7% 4
Sodium (mg) 4 0% 7
Folate (µg) 26 13% RDI* 52
Vitamin E (mg) 1.13 11% RDI* 2.26

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016

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