Red Leaf Lettuce

Red leaf lettuce is similar to romaine lettuce, except it has red-tinged leaves. Lettuce is most often eaten raw in salads, but it can also be braised, steamed, sautéed and even grilled to create a different addition to an entrée or side dish.
How to Select Red Leaf Lettuce
Choose closely bunched, fresh-looking leaves. Avoid brown, wilting edges.
How to Store Red Leaf Lettuce
Rinse and dry romaine lettuce thoroughly on paper towels. Refrigerate in plastic bag for use within 1 week.
Nutrition Benefits of Red Leaf Lettuce
Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, low in calories, a good source of manganese, and an excellent source of vitamins A and K.

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