Green Batavia Lettuce - Gross: 250g | Net: 150g
Green Batavia Lettuce grows in an elongated shape, and is narrow and small at the base fanning out to a wide, curly, loose top. The leaves connect to a central stalk, branch out in all directions, and are tender, smooth, and broad with many curls and frills.
Green Batavia lettuce is crisp and has a sweet or bitter smell when the stalk is scratched, depending on the specific variety. The leaves also have a mildly sweet or semi-bitter flavor, and the bitterness often occurs in maturing greens versus young greens.
Green Batavia Lettuce contains vitamins A, C, K, and folate.
How to Use
Green Batavia Lettuce is best suited for fresh applications and is most commonly used as a wrap, garnish, in salads, or as a layer in a sandwich. The leaves can be torn or sliced and used as a crunchy element in a salad, layered in burgers or sandwiches such as a French dip and croque-monsieur, or used as a bed for meatloaf, chicken salad, stir-fries, and slow braised meats and grilled fish. It can also be used to wrap summer rolls, tabbouleh, and mushroom burgers or used for tacos.
How to Store
The leaves will keep up to ten days when wrapped in paper towels and stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It is important to store the lettuce away from fruits such as bananas, apples, and pears as they release a natural gas which causes the lettuce to wilt.
Since red lettuce has high water content and low calories, it can aid weight loss. Just having three cups of Red Batavia Lettuce a day can put off heart disease for people prone to heart trouble.