Lettuce is a good source of vitamin A, folate, potassium and fiber! It is a part of the daisy family and most often grown for it’s leafy greens. Iin addition to a classic salad, lettuce leaves can be used on sandwiches, for wraps and grilled, among other things. Originally pervasive in North American and Europe, Lettuce’s nutrient value and ease of use has led to it’s consumption around the world, and now China produces over 50% of the 26.1 million tons produced in a given year since 2016. Hydroponically grown lettuce, which is what we typically feature in our bags, is easy to grow and does not use soil.
Step 1: Inspect your head of lettuce and remove any wilted or discolored leaves. These tend to be around the outside of the head of lettuce.
Step 2: Wash the romaine lettuce thoroughly, using cool running water. Get in between all of the different layers of lettuce leaves.
Step 3: Place the leaves in a salad spinner and use it to dry the leaves, or lay the wet lettuce leaves between layers of paper towels and allow the moisture to be soaked up.
Step 4: Tear the leaves with your hands into the size pieces that you desire, or leave the romaine leaves long for dishes such as Caesar salads.
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