Each Mekanzou is less than two inches in length. Mekanzou offer a slightly sweet taste and tender texture when young. Older sprouts will be more fibrous and have a slightly bitter aftertaste
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
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Like regular Romaine, Sweet Romaine lettuce grows in an elongated head of sturdy green outer leaves and lighter to pale celadon leaves in the center, all of which have a firm rib down their centers. It is crisp and crunchy but sweeter and less bitter than regular Romaine.
Romaine contains vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and iron. One cup of shredded Romaine has about 10 calories.
Add to mixed green salads or Caesar salads. Pair with green oak, arugula, tat soi, frisee, mizuna and other green leaf lettuces. Brush head with vinaigrette and grill. Use as cup for lettuce wraps. Blanch, then braise whole head for side dish. Add to sandwiches and hamburgers. Ideal for dips.
Romaine is believed to have originated on the Aegean island of Cos, and also known as Cos lettuce.
Recipes that include Sweet Romaine. One is easiest, three is harder.
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