Looseleaf lettuce

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Looseleaf lettuce
Looseleaf lettuce

Interesting facts on looseleafe lettuce

  • Are you aware that looseleaf is a variety of lettuce with leaves that are joined at the stem? (These form a loose bunch instead of a tight head like iceberg.)
  • Are you aware that the most popular looseleaf lettuces are the green leaf and red leaf?
  • Are you aware that looseleaf lettuce has soft, curly leaves?
  • Are you aware that looseleaf lettuce has a semisweet taste?
  • Are you aware that red leaf is sweeter and more fragile than green leaf?
  • Are you aware that green leaf is crispier than red leaf?
  • Are you aware that looseleaf lettuce is high in vitamin A? (A 1½ cup portion provides you with over 100% of your recommended daily value.)
Closeup of looseleaf lettuce
Closeup of looseleaf lettuce
  • Are you aware that the majority of looseleaf in the U.S. comes from California and Florida?
  • Are you aware that local farms in New Jersey also grow looseleaf lettuce?
  • Are you aware that the darker the leaves the more nutritious the lettuce?
Lettuce leaf in a bowl of soup
Lettuce leaf in a bowl of soup

* Are you aware that lettuce actually originated as a weed in the Mediterranean?

  • Are you aware that lettuce has been around for more than 4,500 years?
  • Are you aware that if you mix different varieties of lettuce such as red
  • and green leaf, romaine, bibb, radicchio and iceberg you will
  • make a healthier more nutritious salad?

Nutritional information on Looseleaf lettuce

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