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.
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.
|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%|
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.