Benefits of LETTUCE
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is known since time ancient Egyptians for its energizing, refreshing sedative properties. Lettuce spread to the Greeks and Romans, the latter of whom gave it the name "lactuca", from which the English "lettuce" is ultimately derived.
Today, lettuce is one of the most common leaf vegetables and a basic ingredient of salad recipes.
It is characterized by large, tender leaves, usually light green in color and red or purple in Red Lettuce. Both the leaves and the stems can be used, Most lettuce is used in salads, either alone or with other greens, vegetables and cheeses. Lettuce leaves can also be found in soups, sandwiches ...