Lettuce is a green leafy vegetable. They have green crispy leaves. When these leaves are broken they secrete white milky liquid which is bitter in taste. Mild in flavour, it has been used over the centuries as a salad green.
| Beneficial to heart health |
| Lettuce should be washed and dried before storing in the refrigerator to remove their excess moisture | Lettuce will keep for five to seven days | All types of lettuce should be stored away from ethylene-producing fruits, such as apples, bananas and pears, since they will cause the lettuce leaves to brown | Tip-Give sandwiches extra crunch (and nutrients) by garnishing with lettuce leaves