Lettuce Lollo Rosso

Produce Name : Lettuce Lollo Rosso

Availability : All Round the Year

Lollo Rosso has a heavily ruffled leaf with a light crunchy texture with a distinctive red coloration. The red increases with stress situations, such as extreme cold or heat, which causes the natural red pigment inside the plant to become increasingly dominant. It can be used in all kinds of salads and garnishes.

Nutritional Facts

The nutritional value of lettuce varies with the variety. Lettuce in general provides small amounts of dietary fiber, some carbohydrates, a little protein and a trace of fat. Its most important nutrients are vitamin A and potassium. The vitamin A comes from beta carotene, whose yellow-orange is hidden by green chlorophyll pigments. Beta carotene, of course, is converted to vitamin A in the human body. The darker green, the more beta carotene.

Medicinal / Therapeutic Use

According to the American Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, foods rich in vitamin A and C (antioxidants) offer protection against some forms of cancer. Along with other phytochemical, antioxidants reduce the risk of cancer of the respiratory system and intestinal tract.