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 loaded with protein, calcium and omega-3s.
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.
Remove the outer leaves, then cut off the tips and bottom root. Slice, chop, or tear into pieces, then rinse and pat dry.
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.
|Serving Size||6 leaves|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat 0.5g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0||0%|
|Trans Fat 0||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Romaine lettuce is an excellent source of vitamins A and K. It has a high water content that supports hydration and digestion.
Romaine lettuce is crispy and succulent with a mild, slightly bitter taste when raw. Cook for a sweet flavor and softer texture.