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Grilled Romain Lettuce

Steps to follow:-
To make a Grilled Romain Lettuce:
  1. Pull off any old leaves. Chop off the top 1 or 2 inches of the lettuce head, and shave off the browned part of the root end, leaving the root end intact so that the lettuce head stays together.
  2. Turn your gas grill to high or get your charcoal coal grill very hot.
  3. Put the oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine. Paint the lettuce hearts all over with the vinaigrette.
  4. Grill the romaine hearts until lightly browned on all sides, turning every minute or two until done.
  5. Serve immediately. You can either serve the hearts whole, or chop them and toss them for a salad.

How to consume:

  • As with all produce, fresh is best. Try to eat romaine within a few days of purchase.
  • You can buy hearts of romaine lettuce instead of the entire head. However, the outermost leaves are highest in nutrient density. No matter which typeyou buy, make sure to wash thoroughly to remove dirt and debris.
  • Romaine lettuce is probably best known for its use in Caesar salad, but is also delicious halved, brushed with olive oil, and grilled.
  • If you’re trying to sneak added nutrients onto your family’s plates, romaine can make a great cushion for any type of crunchy food.
Nutritional Values Special Facts
Vitamin C helps support the immune system, is high in antioxidants, and helps keep bones and teeth strong. Romaine lettuce, botanically classified as Lactuca sativa, is believed to be one of the oldest varieties of lettuce in the world and is a member of the Asteraceae family.
Calcium is necessary for the building and maintenance of bones, muscle function, nerve function, and blood clotting. Also known as Cos lettuce in England, Lattuga Romana in Italian, and Laitue Romaine in French, Romaine lettuce is one of the few varieties that grow upright, is tolerant of heat, and is commonly sold in whole heads or as hearts, which means the outer leaves are removed leaving only the tender, pale inner leaves.
Vitamin K is also necessary for blood clotting. It works together with calcium to prevent bone mineral loss and fractures due to osteoporosis. Romaine lettuce has been used by civilizations for thousands of years and is still popular worldwide, favoured for its mild taste, firm stalks, and crunchy texture.
Vitamin A (from beta carotene) is a vital nutrient, necessary for health. An antioxidant, vitamin A supports cell growth and reproductive health. It also helps to maintain the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Vitamin A also supports the eyes.
Folate is a B vitamin, which supports cell division, the production of DNA, and genetic material. Folate deficiency in pregnant women can lead to complications with pregnancy, including premature birth, low birth weight, or the birth defect spina bifida.

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