Lollo Rosso Lettuce - Gross: 250g | Net: 150g
Lollo Rosso (red) are terms used referring to types of fancy lettuce with tight curly leaves, otherwise known as coral lettuce. The leaves are produced loosely in a whole head, are tender in taste, with a slight bitterness.
These very decorative lettuce types add a punch of colour, texture and volume to salads. The curled leaves also have a practical function as they increase the surface area enabling salad dressings to be caught up in the leaf and not to the bottom of your salad bowl.
Lollo Rosso Lettuce contains vitamins A and C, folate, fiber, antioxidants, and iron.
How to Use
Use whole leaves in rolls and sandwiches or tear the leaves into bite size pieces and use as required. The leaves can also be used as a garnish, layered in sandwiches, torn and sprinkled over soups, or served as a bed for cooked meat. Can be mixed with other lettuce types to vary taste and texture. Combines well with chopped mixed fruits and vintage cheeses.
How to Store
Keep heads in an unsealed bag in your refrigerator and it should last for 3-4 days. Any washed loose leaves will keep for a day or two in the fridge.
Lollo Rosso lettuce was believed to be first cultivated by the Egyptians and was an aphrodisiac and a medicinal remedy. The leaves and sap would be made into a concoction with juniper berries, beef, and frankincense to help reduce symptoms of stomach aches.