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"THE DARK SIDE"

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wow! Just discovered another way to choose salad greens and all I was doing was looking for more foods to supply me with Vitamin K. emoticon

The answer is: Join the dark side!

Research shows that darker "loose" or "open-leaf" lettuces (such as romaine, red leaf, and butterhead) contain more antioxidants and nutrients than the typically lighter-colored, more tightly-packed heads (such as iceburg).

The reason: emoticon

The darker leaves are able to absorb more light and, in turn, synthesize more vitamins. While I can't pick and choose a store-bought salad leaf for leaf, at home, I can opt for tops and outer leaves for a more nutritious base for my salads.

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GOCALGAL 6/14/2013 9:16PM

    I knew the darker leaves were healthier, but did not know why. emoticon for sharing. Makes perfect sense...now! emoticon emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 6/13/2013 6:40PM

    good blog we have a garden where I am growing kale swiss chard spinach red and romaine and green lettuce almost time to harvest all that green is so good for out eyesight

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SHESMITH1 6/11/2013 6:07PM

    More nutritious, and so much more flavorful!
Thanks for sharing!
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DSCROW 6/11/2013 2:06PM

    Good to know, thanks!

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PMFISH 6/11/2013 12:00AM

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BABY_GIRL69 6/10/2013 10:52PM

    I know I like certain salads but I just prefer the leaves with red onions, tomatoes & cucumber some times I get creative & throw in some black olives. I just don't get all the fruit & stuff, they are just too complex for me. I like to have my fruit separate from my veggies & salad dressings....

God bless & thanks for sharing!

Dee

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THINAGIN2 6/10/2013 6:25PM

    I love salad and try to eat one every day. My favorite is Romaine and Spinach mixed!

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MAGGIEVAN 6/10/2013 4:10PM

    Wow, I am salivating now. Yes, you are right. For that same reason kale, spinach and silver beet is so wonderful. Go on munching those greens. Every cell in your body is rejoicing.

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