Romaine is also called “cos” lettuce because it is thought to have originated on the Greek island of Kos. Romaine is an incredibly popular salad green for its firm crunchy texture and mild, sweet flavor. The “cimmaron” variety is known for its resistance to bolting and its intensely red leaves which are rich in anthocyanins and antioxidants.
Lettuces are particularly high in vitamin A and in Potassium, which support blood pressure, cardiovascular health, bone strength, and muscle strength.
Romaine is a popular lettuce for salads, taco shells, sandwiches, and wraps. Its flavor makes red romaine perfect for a base in salads.
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