This is a curly lettuce, red color and bitter taste. Its origin is Italian
Vegetable consists of leaves, usually green, of different shapes and sizes, depending on variety.
Family: Leaf vegetables
Family Science: Compositàcia
Varieties: Baby (Bambi, Cogollo of Tudela, Little Gem), Cogollo (El Toro, Iceberg, Saladin, Santa Barbara), leafy greens (Kendo, Lollo Rossa), Imperiale, Justine, Wonder (Batavia, Mediterranean, Nadiuska) Romans (Greentowers, Mule Ear), Trocadero, Venere.
Nutritional value: 18 calories per 100 grams
Recommended grams per day: 250 grams (1 plate)
Features / Benefits: For your vitamin and mineral wealth, lettuce helps the growth of children. Thanks to some of the trace elements (iron, zinc, copper) effectively combat anemia blood mineral depletion. Lettuce and stimulates appetite a natural remedy for the digestive system. So, calm the heat of the stomach, invigorating and revitalizing the body. The juice of lettuce has sedative effects of the nervous system. For this reason, it is natural and provides a hypnotic calm and quiet sleep the nervous and those who suffer anxiety and insomnia.
Season: All year round (outdoors)
Production areas: In Spain it is cultivated in Murcia, Tarragona, Barcelona, Valencia, Toledo, Alicante, Malaga, Castellón, Madrid, Sevilla, Baleares.
Plant Name: Lettuce
Trivia: The lettuce comes from southern Europe and western Asia. The Persian kings and consumed about 300 years before Christ. The more green are the leaves of lettuce, are more nutritious.
Preparation and consumption: The lettuce must eat it all, but especially children, youth, pregnant women, infants and the elderly. This vegetable is not only nourishes and quenches thirst, but for its mild flavor and freshness it provides, is the basis of a perfect salad. Goes well with almost all food, except for sweet substances, which disturbs the digestion mixture. The best way to eat is raw (after washing it), but also can be eaten boiled, omelette, stew, etc.. You should eat lettuce every day and preferably at dinner time, because besides providing restful sleep, enhances intestinal function in the early hours of the morning. If we take as a first course salad, quickly come to the bowel, paving the way for other foods. However, it is best not to eat meats or end of the meal because food crawl are not sufficiently digested.