It has been known as garden lettuce for 2,500 years. It is divided into three groups, namely lettuce (butter lettuce, iceberg lettuce and Batavia lettuce), Roman lettuce as well as leaf, pluck and cut lettuce. Depending on the variety, their taste ranges from mild, sweetish to tangy – aromatic to bitter or nutty.
Did you know? … In the case of lettuce hearts, the outer leaves are already removed and only the fine leaves that promise the greatest pleasure are marketed. Therefore, please do not remove the leaves too generously before eating.
All salads should be eaten as fresh as possible and prepared just before eating. If the salad does need to be stored, it is best to place the lettuce in the vegetable compartment of the fridge, protected from drying out. Alternatively, wrap the head of lettuce in a damp cloth and store in the fridge for a short time.
Varieties available at LLOMBART
Lettuce or iceberg lettuce, Roman lettuce, lettuce hearts (Little Gem)
Brands available at LLOMBART
Klein aber Fein and various supplier brands