Romaine lettuce (a.k.a. Cos) is a delicious, crispy, and refreshing salad green to start incorporating into your salads if you haven’t yet. Lettuces come in a wide variety, romaine being the most popular. Butter lettuce, leaf lettuce, crisphead, and iceberg are other varieties of lettuce commonly used in salads. Romaine stands apart from the rest, especially iceberg, with it’s variety of nutrients and antioxidants, mainly vitamin C.
How to use | in salads, smoothies, on sandwiches, grill for a fun new twist on salads, or use as a low carbohydrate alternative to a wrap. The Stripped Green Smoothie contains romaine lettuce for it’s nutrient density as well.
Nutrient breakdown of ROMAINE LETTUCE | *per 100g (about 2 cups raw and shredded)
Fiber | 2g fiber in 100g raw romaine lettuce
Protein | 1g protein in 100g raw romaine lettuce
Vitamin A | 174% DV
Vitamin C | 40% DV
Vitamin K | 128% Dv
Manganese | 8% DV
Iron | 5% DV
Calcium | 3% DV
Copper | 2% DV
Folate | 34% DV
Potassium | 7% DV
Omega-3 fatty acids
As with most fruits and vegetables, romaine lettuce contains great amounts of fiber which help our digestive system moving, keeps us fuller for a longer period of time, and releases a steady flow of energy into our bodies.
Where to purchase | health food stores, grocery stores, or farmers markets.
Tips and tricks | to keep romaine very crisp, wash it when you first get it and store in a large tupperware container making sure the remaining water is shaken off the leaves. This should keep in the fridge for up to a week at a very cool setting.