Inventory, 24 ct : 27.75
This item was last sold on : 12/05/23
Salanova® lettuce comes in many different varieties, both green and red, and is found in various shapes and textures. Each variety has a round base with three times the amount of leaves than the standard head of lettuce, all growing in a compact, rosette shape. The “triple heads” as they are sometimes called, are made up of small, uniformly sized leaves growing from a uniquely structured core. The fully-grown heads of lettuce can be flat or frilly, crisp or tender, or smooth or wrinkled. Salanova® lettuce is harvested when fully mature and depending on the variety, it will have a sweet flavor and a softer, buttery texture or a crisp, frilly consistency with a crunch similar to iceberg.
Salanova® lettuce is available year-round.
Salanova® lettuce, botanically classified as Lactuca sativa, is a full-sized variety developed for the baby lettuce market. Also known as Eazyleaf and Multileaf lettuce, Salanova® lettuce was developed to become a one-cut and ready variety, increasing production for farmers and reducing prep time for chefs. The lettuce has a unique core that can be removed with one cut, and the entire head is separated and ready for use. Salanova® lettuce originated in Europe and can be grown hydroponically, in fields, or greenhouses. It is favored by chefs and home cooks for its full flavor and texture, small size, dense head, and long storage life. Salanova® lettuce comes in red and green butterleaf, sweet crisp or frill, and oak leaf varieties.
Salanova® lettuce contains calcium to build strong bones and teeth, fiber to regulate the digestive tract, and lower levels of iron to develop the protein hemoglobin for oxygen transport through the bloodstream. Red-leafed varieties also offer antioxidant benefits in the form of anthocyanins, phytonutrients that give the lettuce its dark burgundy hue and protect the cells against free radical damage.
Salanova® lettuce is suited for raw preparations, as its mild flavor and crisp texture are showcased when used fresh. The leaves are commonly used for salads, and many of the varieties can be combined to create custom mixes with dynamic flavors. Salanova® lettuce can also be layered in sandwiches, wraps, spring rolls, and burgers, served with potato salad, mixed into pasta, or used as a garnish or bed for cooked proteins. Also, the leaves can be used as a substitute for baby greens in any recipe. Salanova® lettuce pairs well with Dijon mustard, yogurt, radish, cucumber, mint, bean sprouts, tomatoes, spring onions, red onions, garlic, anchovies, fish, duck breast, prawns, poultry, and new potatoes. The leaves will keep up to five days when stored in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.
Salanova® lettuce was created by Rijk Zwaan, a company known for its innovation in breeding techniques. The family-owned company is one of the ten largest vegetable breeding companies in the world, operating on a global scale. The company's mission is to encourage vegetable consumption worldwide by offering healthy and appealing varieties. Salanova® is a unique lettuce benefitting both commercial farms and home gardens as it is easy to grow, produces high yields, has a longer shelf life, has improved resistance to disease, and requires less labor to harvest and prepare for market.
Salanova® lettuce was developed by the Dutch vegetable seed company, Rijk Zwaan. The eight different Salanova® lettuce varieties started as two plants, with distinctly different leaves and growth patterns, found in a field during the early 1990s. It took plant breeders, Marco Moor and Egbert Smits, almost ten years of breeding and natural selection to produce the different varieties. The trademarked lettuce was released to select growers for commercial use in 2005, with only one in the United States, and the rights to grow the trademarked varieties were later released to the public in 2010. Today Salanova® lettuces can be found at local farmers markets or in home gardens in Spain, Slovenia, Romania, Austria, Hungary, France, Croatia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and South Africa.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Miho||San Diego CA||619-365-5655|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|Paradisaea Bar||La Jolla CA||732-915-6669|
|US Grant Hotel Grill||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Secret Sister||San Diego CA||619-281-0718|
|Paradisaea Restaurant||La Jolla CA||732-915-6669|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|The Santaluz Club Inc - Main Dining||San Diego CA||858-759-3150|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|The Islander||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Kingfisher||San Diego CA||619-861-8074|
|Wormwood||San Diego CA||619-573-0289|
Recipes that include Salanova® Lettuces. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Love My Salad||Salanova butter lettuce with avocado, tomato and fresh herbs|