Green Romaine Lettuce

Description

The mild yet crisp flavor of romaine is perfect for picky eaters and makes it a great base for a variety of salads or wraps. It can even be used as a healthy alternative to a taco shell or hamburger bun. Nutritionally, romaine lettuce is an excellent source of vitamins A and K.

Storage

Refrigerate romaine lettuce without washing and keep it away from apples, pears, and other ethylene-producing foods. This will help keep the lettuce fresh for up to a week.

Preparation

Remove the outer leaves, then cut off the tips and bottom root. Slice, chop, or tear into pieces, then rinse and pat dry.

Usage

Romaine lettuce makes for a popular base for salads and is great for juicing. Add the leaves to a sandwich or grill hearts for a tender treat.

Nutrition

Serving Size 6 leaves
Amount/Serving
Calories 20
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 0 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 4%

Romaine lettuce is an excellent source of vitamins A and K. It has a high water content that supports hydration and digestion.

Availability

  • january
  • february
  • march
  • april
  • may
  • june
  • july
  • august
  • september
  • october
  • november
  • december

Flavor Profile

Romaine lettuce is crispy and succulent with a mild, slightly bitter taste when raw. Cook for a sweet flavor and softer texture.