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Lettuce – Green Leaf

$4.00

This green leafy lettuce is the perfect addition to any sandwich!

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GENERAL INFORMATION

This Lettuce has well-formed heads with shiny green leaves that are slightly savoyed. A benefit to the savoy or incised leaves is that they have more surface area per leaf than typical flat-leaf lettuce, and will provide a better crunch and better hold on to salad dressings. Starfighter Lettuce is heat-tolerant which means that it will grow later into spring while still tasting delicious. The leaf shape and size fit nicely on sandwiches and works well in salads.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Lettuce has a high water content to help keep you hydrated along with trace amounts of protein, carbs, fat, and fiber. The minerals found in lettuce include calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, along with several B vitamins, Vitamins C, A, E, and K.

STORING & COOKING INFORMATION

Handling:  I usually do a prerinse of all salad greens on farm, but as always, I recommend that you wash all greens fully before preparation.

Storage: The best way to keep lettuce is in a plastic bag or resealable plastic container with a paper towel to absorb moisture. Do not wash your lettuce until you are ready to eat it. it will store for longer.

Freezing: I do not recommend freezing lettuce, but I have experimented with dehydrating the leaves and turning them into a powder to add to soups and smoothies.

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