Lovely Lettuce

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“Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it”

Given lettucemeat.com features lettuce in its title, it seems long overdue to have a feature on deliciously underrated lettuceLettuce is a nutritional power-house which comes in many varieties (butter-head, Chinese, Crisp-head, Loose-leaf, Romaine-lettuce, Summer-Crisp), and consists of many phyto-nutrients that have health-promoting and disease prevention properties.

Fresh lettuce leaves are an excellent source of several Vitamin A and beta carotenes which have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is required for maintaining healthy skin and good vision. It is also a rich of Vitamin K, which plays a role in increasing bone density and mitigating Alzehimer’s disease. In addition, lettuce contains good amounts folates and vitamin C. It also contains good amounts of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which are essential for body metabolism.

Although there are tons of great salad recipes for lettuce, here are some really cool recipes outside of the salad realm. Now go enjoy some lettuce!

Awesome Lettuce Recipes

.... that are not salad!

 

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I'm a Canadian mother of two with a passion for food and cooking. I'm increasingly discovering that delicious food can also be healthy! So, I am sharing my favourite recipes with like-minded home cooks. Along the way, I'll also be writing about food-related topics such as gadgets, books and television. Let the culinary adventures begin!

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