Lettuce - Raddichio

Lettuce - Raddichio

about

"An Italian relative of chicory, radicchio is a forced crop and has distinctive red and white leaves. It is available all year round. The exact nature of its colouring depends upon how much light it has been exposed to when growing - if none at all, the contrast between the white ribs and the deep red leaves will be very strong. If it has seen some light, the white and red will be softened with patches of green or copper.The name lettuce is derived from the Latin word ""Latucca,"" which refers to the vegetable’s milky juice and it is believed that the Romans introduced it to Britain. The lettuce we see today actually started out as a weed around the Mediterranean basin.Quarter and grill (2-3 minutes on each side); use in salads; shred and add to creamy pasta sauces."

nutritional info

About one cereal bowl of lettuce counts as one of the five recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables. If you include a variety of different leaves you’ll maximise the nutritional benefits. The nutrient content of salad leaves differs according to variety, but most provide vitamin C, beta carotene (which the body uses to make vitamin A), iron, calcium, folate, fibre and potassium. Antioxidants such as vitamin C and betacarotene are particularly useful in destroying free radicals – rogue cells which can cause an array of health problems from cancer to heart disease.

storing Lettuce - Raddichio

Radicchio will last for around a week In a perforated bag in the fridge.

source

The Great Field in Braunton, as well as other local North Devon producers. We may also source from other markets in times of high demand.