Inventory, 24 ct : 15.63
This item was last sold on : 12/18/14
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.
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.
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.
|Brigantine Poway||Poway CA||858-486-3066|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Hard Rock Hotel Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-702-3000|
|Brabant Bar & Cafe||San Diego CA||619-516-5100|
|Pier 32 Water Front Grill||National City CA||619-718-6240|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Pacific Views Event Center-Camp Pendleton||Oceanside CA||760-763-1675|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|The Greenspot Salad Co.||San Diego CA||858-587-2585|
|Ohana Catering||San Diego CA||858-278-1043|
|Brigantine La Mesa||La Mesa CA||619-465-1935|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Saffron||San Diego CA||619-574-7737|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Bishop School||San Diego CA||858-459-4021 x212|
|Paradise Point Resort Barefoot||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Market Creek Events||San Diego CA||619-527-6161|
|Barleymash||San Diego CA||619-276-6700 x304|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|Come On In Cafe Rancho Bernardo||San Diego CA||858-385-1400|
|Brigantine Pt Loma||San Diego CA||619-224-2871|
|Hash House A Go Go||San Diego CA||619-298-4646|
|Carolines Seaside Cafe||La Jolla CA||858-202-0569|
|Blue Pearl||San Diego CA||619-222-4198|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|BFD-Big Front Door||San Diego CA||619-255-4100|
|MCRD-Marine Corps Recruit Dept||San Diego CA||619-725-6388|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|Azul La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9677|
|Museum Cafe||La Jolla CA||858-456-6427|
|Cali O Burgers||San Diego CA||619-861-3939|
|Tin Leaf Frsh Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||619-236-1299|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||619-838-8268|
|Caramel Collective||San Diego CA||206-595-5504|
Recipes that include Red Leaf. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Passionate Eater||Fresh Summer Rolls (Goi Cuon)|
|Passionate Eater||Pseudo-Cobb Salad, The Healthier Version|
|A Veggie Venture||Lettuce Soup|
|Je Mange La Ville||Albacore Tuna with Apples, Hazelnuts, Red Leaf Lettuce, Curry Dressing & Flatbread|
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Little Italy Mercato Near San Diego, California, United States
About 559 days ago, 6/08/13
Spotter's comments : JRs Organics Is selling gorgeous red leaf today.
Fallbrook Farmers Market Near Fallbrook, California, United States
About 616 days ago, 4/12/13
Spotter's comments : Market has great tasting La Rissa Red Leaf Lettuce. Italian seed. This varietal is sweet and crisp.