Red 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 loaded with protein, calcium and omega-3s.

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

Use red romaine to put a new spin on Caesar salad, or remove the hearts to create lettuce cups. Add sliced red romaine to sandwiches or tear the big outer leaves off to make wraps.

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%

Red romaine’s beautiful shade comes from macronutrients that provide more than half the daily recommended value of vitamin A, supporting healthy vision and protecting the immune system.

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