Benefits of Endives
Nutritional Information and Properties of Endives
Irrespective of the type of endive, the leaves of the plant are an excellent source of minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, thiamin, and potassium. It is also rich in vitamins A and C that provide the antioxidants necessary to help the body fight against diseases such as heart problems and cancers. Endives are chock full of phytochemicals that make the plant an ideal addition to a lowcholesterol, detoxification diet. Endives are also low in saturated fat and contain essential amino acids and fats. High in dietary fiber, endives contain high volumes of vitamin K, vitamin P, folate and panthothenic acid and magnesium and phosphorus.