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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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    I knew the darker leaves were healthier, but did not know why. emoticon for sharing. Makes perfect! emoticon emoticon
    1834 days ago
    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
    1835 days ago
    More nutritious, and so much more flavorful!
    Thanks for sharing!
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    1837 days ago
    Good to know, thanks!
    1837 days ago
    1837 days ago
    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!

    1838 days ago
    I love salad and try to eat one every day. My favorite is Romaine and Spinach mixed!
    1838 days ago
    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.
    1838 days ago
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