Lettuce

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There are many types of lettuce. Nutritionally speaking, the more colorful or darker the leaf, the more nutritional value it has. Iceberg does not offer much besides hydration and some fiber. Romaine is an excellent choice.

Did you know lettuce:

  • Heart healthy
  • Low in calories
  • Omega 3's
  • Protein
  • High in fiber
  • Alkaline
  • Low glycemic
  • Calming to the body and may help you sleep
  • Living plant

Lettuce is a very healthy part of the diet for most. 

Storing

Store wrapped in a paper towel and sealed in a plastic bag. I like to soak in a veggie wash and spin dry, first. I separate layers of lettuce with a sheet of paper towel and seal in a large ziplock baggie.

Preparation

Thoroughly wash your lettuce and serve, or wilt with a warm dressing, grill, saute, use as a wrap...

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-Dawn Swope, CHHC