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Lettuce, Red Leaf

Lettuce is a mild-flavored, leaf vegetable commonly used in salads and sandwiches. Red leaf lettuce is very similar to the green leaf variety in its tender texture, but the tops of the leaves have a reddish-purple hue.

Red leaf lettuce is an excellent source for both vitamins A and K. One cup provides 42% and 49% respectively for only 4 calories! (See more red leaf lettuce nutrition facts on

Refrigerate unwashed leaves in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. Do not store lettuce with melons, apples, pears, or other ethylene gas-emitting fruits as they will cause the lettuce to turn brown. Lettuce and many other leafy greens may wilt easily.  Often, they are just dried out which can occur even if the greens remain in constant refrigeration.  To refresh lettuce, submerge the wilted greens in cold water and keep in the refrigerator overnight.  

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