The loosely packed leaves of this lettuce variety are tender, succulent and mild in flavor with bitter undertones. High in fiber, iron and vitamin B, leaf lettuce supports vision, the immune system and blood health.
Refrigerate red leaf 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.
Pull each leaf from the head, then rinse and pat dry. Remove the tender portion, discard the stalks, and tear the leaves into slices.
Mix the lettuce in a salad with fruit and nuts, or use as a base for colorful wraps. Enjoy raw or braise with chicken broth.
|Serving Size||6 leaves|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat 0||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0||0%|
|Trans Fat 0||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Red leaf lettuce is a good source of iron. The dark pigment offers antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties for vision and heart health.
Red leaf lettuce has a crispy, succulent texture with mild taste and bitter undertones. The younger greens feature a sweeter flavor.