Inventory, 24 ct : 24.50
This item was last sold on : 02/26/17
Red Leaf lettuce is the general name provided for dozens of varieties that produce semi-frilled textured loose leaf-lettuces with deep red burgundy stains highlighting the tips of lime green to sea green outer leaves to pea green and cream colored inner leaves. The texture is consistently crispy and succulent, the flavor generally mild and subtly earthy with a slightly bitter nuance.
Red Leaf lettuce is available year-round.
Red Leaf lettuce is one of hundreds of members of the Lactuca genus and the Asteraceae family. Lettuce is categorized into six different types, also known as subspecies or botanical varieties. The six types of lettuce are Crisphead (Iceberg and Batavian), Romaine, Butter, Latin, Leaf and Stem. All lettuce types except for Iceberg occur in red and green leaf form. Of all lettuce types, Leaf lettuces are the most commonly planted lettuces in the world. Red Leaf lettuces are favored for their vibrant colors, which is attributed to anthocyanins, a pigment found in all red colored food plants.
As Red Leaf lettuces contain substantial levels of anthocyanins, they inherently contains health boosting antioxidants. Anthocyanins have some of the strongest physiological effects of any plant compounds. Anthocyanins' health benefits include anti-flammatory and anti cancer properties as well as diabetes preventative qualities.
Red Leaf lettuces are great in mixed green salads. They can also be showcased alone. The best use of Red Leaf lettuces, regardless of accompanying greens, is to pair with companion ingredients that meet the palate of the season and of course, regional availability. While ingredients such as bright herbs, citrus ahd tomatoes make for a simple and delicious salad, there are thousands of salad interpretations and inspirations that will suit the texture and flavor of Red Leaf lettuces. Often, with quality ingredients, less is more. Choose the freshest Red Leaf lettuces, dress with high quality oil, sea salt and grace with ingredients that offer a contrast in texture flavor and temperature - ex. pair cool ingredients such as apples and fennel with warm ingredients such as chiles and garlic.
All lettuces are descendents of wild lettuce, also known as Lactuca silvestris or Wiestia virosa. It is native to regions of Asia and Europe. Leaf lettuces were first described in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus in the second volume of his "Species Plantarum". Red Leaf lettuce sewed its evolutionary roots in Europe where Leaf lettuces were favored by seasoned gardeners. Red Leaf varieties would be cultivated, further developed and eventually flourished heavily in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Red Leaf lettuces are a cool season crop, preferring warm full sun days and cool nights. They can tolerate several soil types from clay to sandy to rich, organic soil.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|Fire Station 8||San Diego CA||619-295-3172|
|The Greenspot Salad-4sRanch||San Diego CA||619-865-0386|
|Town & Country San Diego||San Diego CA||619-291-7131|
|Mesa College||San Diego CA||619-388-2240|
|The Greenspot Salad Co.||San Diego CA||858-587-2585|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Pacific Regent La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-597-8008|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858-208-9422|
|Brigantine La Mesa||La Mesa CA||619-465-1935|
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||619-236-1299|
|Saffron Thai LLC||San Diego CA||619-574-7737|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Project Wildlife||San Diego CA||619-295-3172|
|Brigantine Pt Loma||San Diego CA||619-224-2871|
|Sorority Cuisine - Kappa Delta||San Diego CA||510-512-2213|
|Hash House A Go Go||San Diego CA||619-298-4646|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Bishop School||San Diego CA||858-459-4021 x212|
|Paradise Point Resort Barefoot||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|Madison High School||San Diego CA||858-496-8410|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Jensens Finest Foods||San Diego CA||619-550-2097|
Recipes that include Red Leaf. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Passionate Eater||Pseudo-Cobb Salad, The Healthier Version|
|A Veggie Venture||Lettuce Soup|
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