The crisp, curly leaves of green and red leaf lettuces and the soft, textured leaves of butterhead lettuce store high concentrations of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which have anti-oxidant properties and contribute to healthy eyes and skin. Leaves also provide a good source of folate, shown to prevent birth defects, vitamins C and K, and essential minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Leaf lettuces are fat-, saturated fat- and cholesterol-free and low in sodium and calories.
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From savory appetizers to decadent desserts and each course in between, the Foxy-brand line of produce adds healthful nutrients and flavorful ingredients. These recipes offer suggestions for food pairings, hint at the culinary versatility Foxy-brand products provide and help you fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit at every meal, as suggested by U.S. dietary guidelines.
|Leaf Lettuce & Roasted Beet Salad||30 min prep|
Choose bright, crisp leaf lettuces without discolorations. After purchase, remove any discolored outside leaves, remove core and rinse leaves well with cold water. Pat dry and wrap in paper towels and a plastic bag before storing in the refrigerator crisper up to one week. Store separately from apples, pears and bananas, which release a ripening agent that shortens lettuce's usable span.