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The healing power of lettuce

  1. Butterhead lettuce is a fresh product and serves as the basis for many salads. You never eat a head of lettuce in one sitting, but you can mix it perfectly with other lettuce leaves. In the past, in Roman times, lettuce was cooked, but nowadays we prefer fresh, crunchy raw lettuce leaves. Lettuce is an ideal side dish, snack or main meal.

The history of lettuce

  1. Lettuce was first cultivated in ancient Egypt

Made in Holland

  1. Many types of lettuce have now arisen because people started crossing plants further to develop new edible crops. Many types of lettuce were developed in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th century. At that time, the Netherlands was regarded as an important knowledge economy in the field of agriculture. More crops were grown in the Netherlands, of which the orange carrot

Lettuce

  1. Lettuce is a healthy product. 100 grams of ordinary lettuce, also called butter lettuce, contains 21% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamin A. The same weight contains 18% of the RDA of folic acid, which we also know as vitamin B11. In addition, it contains 5% of the RDA for vitamin C. This well-known vitamin is not only found in fruit but also in many types of leafy vegetables, especially kale contains a large amount of vitamin C. One ounce of lettuce leaves contains 9% of the RDA of iron and 5% of the RDA of potassium, which are two important minerals

Iceberg lettuce

  1. Iceberg lettuce

Arugula

  1. Some time ago, arugula was a trendy lettuce. It has now become a permanent vegetable. Arugula is a small salad leaf that you can buy at many Turkish supermarkets. It is not uncommon for the lettuce to be picked in the wild by Turkish women. They know exactly which wild vegetables

Roman lettuce

  1. Cos lettuce or Roman lettuce is a type of lettuce that is mainly grown in the kitchen garden. It is no longer in the shops that much. It is called Roman lettuce because the ancient Romans made lettuce popular in Europe. They adopted the custom of eating lettuce from ancient Greece

Alternative vegetables such as salad

  1. There are vegetables that are not so readily thought to eat them as lettuce. In fact, you can mix any leafy vegetable with a lettuce to make your favorite composition. Alternative salad leaves for the lettuce mix are: kale, chicory, endive, Swiss chard, chicory leaf, dandelion leaf, nettle and plantain. The last four are of course wild vegetables and you should only pick the fresh tops or the fresh green leaves. For nettle, you have to blanch it

Tips for eating lettuce

  1. You can of course use lettuce into a salad. Lettuce is also delicious on bread under a slice of young or old cheese. Any type of lettuce is a great accompaniment to a meal. A fresh crunchy salad leaf can brighten up a simple meal completely. Lettuce is also the ideal snack. A few lettuce leaves, a grated carrot, a few slices of cucumber and tomato, toss together, balsamic vinegar and cold pressed olive oil, and you have a salad that tastes great and will last you a few hours until the next meal.

  2. You can of course process lettuce into a salad. Lettuce is also delicious on bread under a slice of young or old cheese. Any type of lettuce is a great accompaniment to a meal. A fresh crunchy salad leaf can brighten up a simple meal completely. Lettuce is also the ideal snack. A few lettuce leaves, a grated carrot, a few slices of cucumber and tomato, toss together, balsamic vinegar and cold-pressed olive oil, and you have a salad that tastes great and will last you a few hours until the next meal.



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