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Romaine

Romaine is a refreshing, crunchy leafy green packed with water, vitamins and minerals.

Romaine lettuce is a delicious, crispy, refreshing salad green to start incorporating into your salads if you haven’t already. Lettuces come in all shapes and sizes, yet romaine tends to be 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 its variety of nutrients and antioxidants.

Health Benefits of Romaine:

As with most fruits and vegetables, romaine lettuce contains great amounts of fiber which helps keep our digestive system moving, keeps us fuller for a longer period of time, and releases a steady flow of energy into our bodies.

It’s also a great source of both vitamin A and C. Adequate vitamin A is vital for our eyes, liver, lungs and kidneys to function properly, while vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant responsible for the growth and repair of all major body tissues.

Nutrient Breakdown of Romaine:

*Per 2 cups raw and shredded

How To Use:

Using romaine is a great way to add a bit of crunch to any dish. You can use it in salads, smoothies and sandwiches. You can even grill it for a fun new twist on salads, or use it as a gluten free alternative to a wrap.

Recipes:

Green Fiesta Juice

Ultimate Spring Salad

Stripped Green Smoothie

NS Recommends:

In order to keep romaine crisp, wash it when you first get it and store it in a large glass container. Be sure the remaining water is shaken off of the leaves! This should keep in the fridge for up to a week.

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