Red-Tinted Batavia Lettuce - Gross: 250g | Net: 150g
Red Batavia has jagged-edged leaves that form a loose-leaf head of lettuce. The leaves are crisp, thick and shiny green, becoming tinged darkly with red at the ends. The leaves are crisp with a slight, pleasantly bitter taste to them.
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.
Red Batavia Lettuce is loaded with vitamins and minerals while low in calories.
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
Store unwashed in vegetable crisper in refrigerator for up to a week.
Since Red Batavia 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.