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Romaine Hearts

In Season — July 15 to September 1

Under the Green Atlantic label Eyking Farms packages romaine hearts in bags of three with a minimum weight of 510 grams or 18 ounces. The high quality recyclable Green Atlantic bags are made in Nova Scotia, and have a zip-lock top to help maintain freshness after opening. Eyking Farms has captured all of the goodness of romaine lettuce in this convenient package of romaine hearts. Romaine is a dark green crispy lettuce that is the main ingredient in ever popular Caesar salad - for which the hearts are particularly good.

Nutritional Facts

Romaine lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, manganese and chromium. Romaine is also a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and the minerals potassium, molybdenum, iron, and phosphorus. As with other dark leafy greens, the antioxidants contained within romaine lettuce are believed to help prevent cancer. Like all lettuces romaine has a vary high water content and very few calories (about 10 calories per cup). Romaine is the most nutritious of all lettuces.

How to eat

In many countries, it is typically eaten cold, raw, in salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, tacos, and in many other dishes. Recently, grilled romaine has started to grow in popularity.

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