Collection: Romaine Lettuce
Romaine lettuce has strong, elongated leaves and have distinct central veins. Standing almost upright and up to 40 centimeters long, they form a loose head that has been tied together in older varieties so that the lettuce hearts remain tender and light-colored.
Roman lettuce was already known in Egypt 4,000 years ago and was originally only grown in the Mediterranean countries. Today he is known all over the world.
The structure and flavor of romaine lettuce is stronger than lettuce or cut lettuce. Especially the tender inner leaves are used fresh for salads, but can also be steamed as a vegetable. The taste of the cooked leaf veins is reminiscent of asparagus.