Lamb’s Lettuce

Lamb’s lettuce is related to the Valerian family and is unrelated to lettuce or chicory. It originated in Eurasia. 

It is cultivated both outdoors and inside greenhouses.  Greenhouse cultivation for lamb’s lettuce is increasing. Its delicate leaves are very sensitive and it should be consumed quickly, since it can wither in very little time.  Lamb’s lettuce can be kept for a few days in the refrigerator crisper drawer.

Season: August to March

Nutritional Value: Lamb’s Lettuce – Swiss food composition database

 

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Lamb’s lettuce is an important source of vitamins, especially during the cold weather season for example vitamin C and beta-carotene.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

120 grams of lamb’s lettuce