Red Leaf Lettuce

Red leaf lettuce adds a vibrant splash of beautiful color to salads. Mix it up with green leaf lettuce, spinach or romaine for a delicious mix of textures and colors. In one serving, red leaf lettuce contains 262% of the recommended daily value of vitamin A and 98% of the recommended daily value of vitamin K.

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Tips

In the store, look for crisp, bright leaves with red edges.

For maximum freshness, wrap washed red leaf lettuce loosely in paper towels and store in the fridge in a large, sealed plastic bag or other airtight container.

Prior to consumption, remove leaves from the core, fill sink with cold water and submerge leaves to wash. Rinse leaves in cold running water to remove any remaining soil. Pat dry to remove excess moisture or use a salad spinner.

Nutrition

Red leaf lettuce is high in vitamin A and other antioxidants and is also a great source of folate.