Latuca Sativa. Asteraceae family or composites. There are over 100 varieties. Vegetable formed by leaves, generally green, and in some varieties whitish, brown, or red, of different shapes and sizes. They have a rather crunchy texture. They have a smooth, fresh, and pleasant flavour.
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In the refrigerator and without any wrapping so that the lettuce can breathe. Keep them away from other fruits and vegetables to prevent them from rotting at an accelerated pace.
Recommendations for use
Salads, side dish.
Optimal temperature: 1 ºC % R.H.: 90-95%
CULTIVAR ORIGIN AND VARIETIES
Escarole, Iceberg, Lolla Rossa, Romaine Hearts, Marvel of Four Seasons, Romaine, Trocadero, Baby Leaf, Oakleaf, Frisée, Batavia, White Leaf, Long…
Lettuce provides very few calories due to its high water content, scarce amount of carbohydrates, and even lower amount of protein and fat. Its richness in fibre nicely satiates your appetite after consumption, plus it has a mild laxative effect. This makes it very suitable for an appetizer or garnish for weight-loss diets. Thanks to its good amount of water and potassium and low sodium content, lettuce promotes the elimination of excess fluid from the body.