If you like your lettuce with a slight zesty and bitter taste then look no further then Radicchio. An Italian delicacy, these magenta leaves and creamy white veins make for the perfect alternative salads. Combine them with sweet citrus flavours such as mandarins or oranges to bring out its peak flavours.
Flavour - A slightly bitter, peppery and nutty flavour.
Health Benefits - Rich in Vitamin K and Fibre.
Availability - Available from May to September.
Storage - Keep radicchio stored in the dry crisp area of the refrigerator. They do not need to be store in bags as the leaves will protect the heart.