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Did You Know: Romaine Lettuce
Romaine lettuce is so versatile in our kitchens. It can be served raw and cooked, but did you know it packs an incredible healthy punch?
Our farmstand is stocked with the Greentower variety. It's beautifully green, crunchy and mild, read why it should be on your dinner table tonight!
Mildly sedative, lettuce can help promote sleep. It is also a useful, low-calorie, high-fiber food for dieters.
There are dozens of different types of lettuce available both in the stores and to buy as seed but, when making your choices for health reasons it makes sense to pick varieties that are mid to deep green. These contain more carotenes and vitamin C than the more paler lettuces. Romain lettuce for example contains five times as much vitamin C and more beta-carotene than Iceberg lettuce. These more colorful heads will contain good amounts of folate, potassium and iron. Lettuce is high in fiber very low in calories and low on the glycemic index.
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Reference: 100 Best health Foods, Eat This Not That, Cooking Light What to Eat
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