Witloof is available from May through to September.
Storage and Handling
Store in the refrigerator. 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
- Witloof is grown in the dark and needs to be stored away from the light to prevent it turning bitter
Witloof is a source of folate.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.