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Lettuce, Romaine

Lettuce is a mild-flavored, leaf vegetable commonly used in salads and sandwiches. The romaine variety grows upright, sturdy leaves that have a firm rib running down the center. (Read more about romaine lettuce on Wikipedia.)

Romaine lettuce has the most nutrients per cup of all the varieties of lettuce! It is an especially good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, manganese, and chromium. (See more romaine 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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