How They Grow
- The term lettuce comes from “lactucus” (rich in milk), an allusion to the latex that exudes from some parts of the plant when it is cut or scored.
- Cultivation starts in specialized plant nurseries. Only the best plants are selected for field planting.
- Lettuce is harvested by hand, in a very selective manner.
- Lettuce is particularly rich in mineral salts and has a good content of citric and caffeic acids, and cellulose.
- It is useful to replenish minerals and trace elements lost with perspiration.
- Refreshing, depurative, remineralizing and sedative. It is indicated to aid against nervousness, demineralization and insomnia, and as a decongestant.
- Eaten before meals, it gives a sense of fullness.
- Pre-washed and packaged salads lose some of their nutrients, so it is always better to buy and eat fresh salad.
|19 kcal/100g||0 g/100g||0 mg/100g||240 mg/100g|
Wrap in kitchen paper, put in an open plastic bag and keep in the fridge for only a few days.
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