Country of origin: Holland
Health benefits: The vitamin K in radicchio provides several important benefits, especially for certain populations. It is an essential fat-soluble vitamin for everyone. But because vitamin K helps with blood clotting functions in the body it is especially important for people who take blood thinners. Vitamin K also boosts bone health. A vitamin K deficiency may put you at greater risk for osteoporosis.
The small amount of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) in radicchio also provides certain health benefits. The vitamin acts as an anti-oxidant to protect cells in your body from free-radical damage. Vitamin C also boosts collagen production, improves immune function, and helps your body to absorb iron—an important mineral needed for a healthy body