Baby Lettuce Mix

Baby Lettuce mixes are often made up of a variety of tender baby lettuces. At Ambrose Farm, our mix consists of Rough d’Hiver, red & green salad bowl mix, oak leaf lettuce, and Grand Rapids leafy lettuce. You can use this mix as a typical dinner salad, a garnish or bed for chicken and tuna salads, add to a sandwich or tuck into a pita for crispy delight.

Rouge d'Hiver is a variety of romaine lettuce that has crisp, elongated leaves with thick, juicy midribs. It is used in salads to add color and crisp texture. Romain lettuce types are a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.

Oak Leaf Lettuce has a thin oak shaped leaf , thus it’s name implies. It is a loose leaf lettuce that is meant to accompany delicate flavors. It is rich in minerals and vitamins A, B, C, D, and E.

Grand Rapids lettuce is a green leaf lettuce. It contains large amounts of vitamins A and K, plus the antioxidants beta carotene and lutein. It is a good source of Protein, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber.

Red and Green Leaf “salad bowl” lettuce This is simply another variety of the red or green leafy lettuce. It adds lots of color and variety to the baby lettuce mix. The red leaf lettuce provides small amounts of antioxidants such as beta-carotene & lutein. with it’s red color along with vitamins A & K. The green leaf lettuce provides vitamins A & C and a small amount of calcium.

Storage and Handling Tear small greens away from the stem or root that may still be attached. Thoroughly wash to remove any sand. You can spin dry with a salad spinner or pat dry with a towel. Store in a perforated plastic bag with a damp paper towel to keep slight moisture. Sore in the refrigerator.

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