Lamb’s lettuce, also known as Rapunzel or field lettuce, is rich in vitamin C, iron and beta-carotene. It is a hardy plant and can also be harvested at low temperatures. Lamb’s lettuce was already used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a medicinal plant and was an important part of the cuisine in the Middle Ages. In Germany, the cultivation of lamb’s lettuce is traditionally widespread, especially in the Nuremberg area.
Did you know … In some countries it is also called “mouse ears” because of its small, round leaves that resemble the ears of mice. In France, lamb’s lettuce is often called “Salade de Noël” (Christmas salad) because it is traditionally served during the Christmas season.
A storage temperature of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius is ideal. If you want to keep lamb’s lettuce fresh for as long as possible, you should wash and prepare it just before eating. It is important not to press or squeeze the lamb’s lettuce too hard, otherwise it will spoil more quickly.
Varieties available at LLOMBART
German lamb’s lettuce