Lettuce - Fancy Single
A sweet crunchy lettuce, ideal for sandwiches. Cut off the base and each leaf is nearly a perfect size to fit into a sandwich. How convenient is that!
Fancy lettuce refers to a category of lettuce that encompasses various leafy greens with tender, delicate leaves and a mild, slightly sweet flavour. Popular varieties such as green leaf lettuce/butterhead lettuce are known for their loose, delicate, and frilly leaves that form loose heads. The leaves are tender and have a delicate, crisp texture.
Nutritional Information: Lettuce is low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of vitamins A and K, folate, and dietary fiber. It also contains antioxidants that help protect against cell damage.
Usage Ideas: Fancy lettuce is versatile and can be used in various ways. It is commonly used as a base for salads, providing a refreshing and mild backdrop for other ingredients. The leaves can also be used as wraps, added to sandwiches, or used as a bed for toppings in dishes like tacos or burgers.
Availability and Storage: While fancy lettuce is available year-round in New Zealand, its peak availability can vary. The growing season for lettuce generally spans from spring to autumn, with peak production during the warmer months. Due to controlled environment agriculture and advanced farming techniques, some varieties of fancy lettuce can be produced and harvested throughout the year.
To store fancy lettuce, gently wash and dry the leaves, removing any excess moisture. Place them in a perforated plastic bag or wrap them loosely in a damp paper towel before storing them in the refrigerator. Fancy lettuce is best consumed within a few days of purchase to maintain its crispness and freshness.
Fancy lettuce varieties offer a light and refreshing option for salads and other dishes. Their delicate leaves and mild flavour make them a popular choice among salad enthusiasts and those looking for a lighter alternative to heartier lettuces.