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Looking for fresh lettuce? Your neighborhood Food Town is stocked with multiple varieties of this healthy, leafy vegetable. From Salads and sandwiches to wraps, lettuce adds a cool and crunchy element to your dish.
Lettuce is categorized as one of four types: Romaine, Loose-leaf, Crisphead, or Butterhead. Here are just three to try from the fresh produce department at your local Food Town.
Romaine: Grows in a tall head of sturdy dark green leaves with firm ribs down their centers. Romaine lettuce is most known for its starring role in Caesar salad. It can also be grilled or braised in soups. Romaine is a good source of minerals, vitamin A & K, and is full of antioxidants.
Bibb: A Butterhead lettuce, it has loose head that looks a lot like a blooming rose, the tighter it is, the younger the plant. It is a tender rich-tasting green. Bibb is perfect for salads and wraps. It contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium and is also a good source of vitamins A and K. Use it for this popular & delicious recipe: Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
Green Leaf: Green leaf lettuce, a loose-leaf variety, features individual green, frilly leaves growing up from a central stem. The leaves grow in big, loose heads. It is best suited for fresh applications and is most commonly used as a wrap, garnishes, in salads, or as a layer in a sandwich. The greener the leaf, the more nutrients it provides. Just 1 cup delivers fiber, iron, A & B vitamins together with a boost of several other vitamins.
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