Lettuce Leaf Red Conventional

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Lettuce Leaf Red 

Let's not spare the lettuce. People who eat a lot of green leafy vegetables get sick less often, are thin and have a nice complexion. Lettuce is healthy and very tasty. You can eat it alone and with additives.

Red Leaf lettuce is small to medium in size and grows in an elongated shape with a narrow base that fans out to a wide, curly, loose top. The leaves connect to a central stalk, branch out in all directions, and are tender, smooth, and broad with many curls and frills. The edges of the leaves are dark burgundy to red and as the leaf transitions into the juicy stalk the red fades to pale-green and white.

Red Leaf lettuce is crisp and has a sweet or bitter smell when the stalk is scratched. The leaves will also have an earthy, mildly sweet or semi-bitter flavor with subtle notes of hazelnut. 

Pairs well with herbs such as basil, mint, lemon, honey, tomatoes, eggs, bacon, pork, fish and a classic vinaigrette of olive oil, dried herbs, and cider vinegar.

Most often used as a decorative accent to dishes and salad mixes. It is durable, therefore it is perfect for preparing sandwiches, especially for travel.

Lettuce is low in calories and is a source of vitamins and minerals valuable for health. This lettuce is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B1 and vitamin B2. It also contains a significant amount of calcium, iron, potassium, copper and phosphorus. Additionally, it is easily digestible.

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