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.
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 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.