When was the last time you put some serious thought into lettuce? Chances are… you haven’t. While green leafy vegetables may all seem the same, the truth is – they’re not. Next time you’re idling in the produce section of your neighborhood supermarket, pick up the greenest, leafiest lettuce you can find – it’s called romaine and you have a dozen or so new reasons to love it.
There are two types of romaine – Parris Island and Red Romaine. Either way, this lettuce comes out on top, nutrient wise. The vitamins, minerals, and fiber found in romaine lettuce are exponentially higher than other varieties and provide an excellent source of essential nutrients. Romaine is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, manganese, chromium, and folate. It’s also low calorie, so eat up! Additionally, since much of the production of Romaine is here in the States (California, to be exact) it is available year round, making it even easier to add easy nutrients to your diet.
See? Tasty and good for you. What’s not to love about that? Eat more romaine lettuce – your body AND your taste buds will thank you.
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