Chioggia: properties, nutritional values, calories

The chicory of Chioggia, rose of Chioggia, radicio de Ciosa (in the dialect of Chioggia) and a vegetable belonging to the chicory family. Has diuretic, laxative, tonic and digestive properties and is useful for the health of the liver, intestines and skin. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of the Chioggia radicchio

> 2. Properties and benefits of Chioggia radicchio

> 3. Calories and nutritional values ​​of the Chioggia radicchio

> 4. Ally of

> 5. Curiosities about the Chioggia radicchio

> 6. A recipe up your sleeve

Chioggia: properties, nutritional values, calories



Description of the Chioggia radicchio

Il chicory from Chioggia derives from the cross between Treviso radicchio and endive. It has roundish and red colored leaves, with white central veins. It can be eaten both raw and cooked. Raw, of course, especially if very fresh, it provides a greater amount of nutrients.

There are two varieties: the radicchio di Late and early Chioggia. The first is found from December to April; the early type, on the other hand, is harvested in September / October.

The production area of ​​the late Chioggia radicchio falls within the provinces of Venice, Rovigo and Padua. The early type, on the other hand, is grown essentially in the municipalities of Chioggia and Rosolina.


Properties of the Chioggia radicchio

The radicchio of Chioggia ha diuretic, digestive, tonic and laxative properties. It is rich in minerals, in particular potassium, calcium and phosphorus; vitamins and fiber. It has a very low calorific value and is therefore also suitable for low-calorie diets.

Chioggia radicchio facilitates digestion; it also stimulates liver function and biliary secretion.

Like all vegetables it is red in color very rich in antioxidants and therefore helps to slow down cellular aging and prevent the onset of some pathologies due to cellular degeneration. It also helps to keep the more beautiful, young and healthy skin.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of Chioggia radicchio

100 g of Chioggia radicchio contain 13 kcal / 52 kj

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product, we have:

  • Water 94 g
  • G carbohydrates 1,60
  • Soluble sugars 1,60 g
  • 1,40 g protein
  • 0,10 g fat
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Total fiber 3 g
  • Sodium 10 mg
  • Potassium 240 mg
  • Iron 0,30 mg
  • Calcium 36 mg
  • Phosphorus 30 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0,07 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0,05 mg
  • Vitamin B3 0,30 mg
  • Vitamin C 10 mg


Chioggia, ally of

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Chioggia: properties, nutritional values, calories

Curiosities about the Chioggia radicchio

A consortium exists to protect the Chioggia radicchio. The seal of this consortium distinguishes Chioggia and shows the image and name of the product, the blue stamp and the logo of the control body.


A recipe with Chioggia radicchio

The Chioggia radicchio lends itself to many preparations. It can be the ingredient in salads and pinzimoni, it can be grilled or sautéed and the red chicory risotto from Chioggia is well known.

We propose a slightly different, quick and tasty recipe: gnocchi with Chioggia radicchio.
Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 400 grams of potato dumplings,
  • extra virgin olive oil,
  • a leek,
  • White wine,
  • pepper,
  • a head of Chioggia radicchio.

Method: After washing the Chioggia radicchio, cut it into very thin strips. Cut the leek into thin slices and fry it in a little olive oil. Add the Chioggia into strips and deglaze with a little white wine. Once the desired degree of cooking for the sauce is obtained, pour the gnocchi, previously cooked in salted water, into the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Those who like it can enrich the dish with a sprinkling of pecorino or parmesan.


Chioggia radicchio among the winter vegetables


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