Romaine lettuce is the most upright growing of all lettuce types. Its heavily ridged leaves grow erectly and tightly to form an elongated head. Its outer leaves, rich in chlorophyl have lime colors while its inner leaves are yellow to creamy. Its blanched heart becomes translucent white at its core. Its leaves are substantial, crunchy and succulent with a mild flavor that allows Romaine lettuce to be a very versatile culinary green and multipurpose ingredient in the kitchen.
How to Select
Look for romaine lettuce with closely bunched leaves that look fresh. Avoid romaine lettuce with brown or wilted leaves.
How to Store
Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to a week.
How to Prepare
Rinse lettuce under cold water. Use a salad spinner or pat leaves dry to remove excess moisture. Slice, chop or tear as needed.