Romaine Leaf Lettuce
A single serving of romaine (six leaves or 85g) imparts 20% of daily vitamin A and beta-carotene requirements and good amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin for healthy eyes and skin. These compounds, recognized as antioxidants, join significant amounts of folate (shown to help prevent birth defects), vitamin K (potential benefits for healthy bones and Alzheimer's patients), potassium (helps with metabolism, heart rate and blood pressure) and smaller amounts of other healthful nutrients. Romaine leaf lettuce is low in fat and calories and is saturated fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free.
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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.
|Strawberries & Romaine Salad||10 min prep|
With its tender taste and health benefits, romaine lends itself to salads (on its own or mixed with other greens), wraps and sandwiches. Select heads with crisp, fresh leaves without brown stems. Wash and dry thoroughly on paper towels before storing in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper for up to one week. To crisp romaine, plunge the leaves in ice water for a few minutes just before serving.