- Dietary fiber – enhances digestion; lowers “bad” cholesterol levels
- Vitamin K – helps promote stronger bones
- Vitamin A – prevents itching and dry eyes and eye ulcers
- Folate – prevents cognitive decline
Look for crisp heads that are pale yellow (Belgian endive) or bright green; avoid wilted leaves and brown spots.
Unwashed Belgian endive will keep in a perforated bag in the crisper for 1 to 2 weeks. Leafy green endive should be wrapped in a paper towel and a plastic bag; in the fridge, it will keep for 2 to 3 days.