Batavia Lettuce has jagged-edged leaves that form a loose-leaf head of lettuce. The leaves are crisp, thick and shiny. The leaves are crisp with a slight, pleasantly bitter taste to them. These very decorative lettuce types add a punch of colour, texture and volume to salads. The curled leaves also have a practical function as they increase the surface area enabling salad dressings to be caught up in the leaf and not to the bottom of your salad bowl.Use whole leaves in rolls and sandwiches or tear the leaves into bite size pieces and use as required. The leaves can also be used as a garnish, layered in sandwiches, torn and sprinkled over soups, or served as a bed for cooked meat. Can be mixed with other lettuce types to vary taste and texture. Combines well with chopped mixed fruits and vintage cheeses. Batavia Lettuce has high water content and low calories and can aid weight loss. Just having three cups of Batavia Lettuce a day can put off heart disease for people prone to heart trouble. Batavia Lettuce is loaded with vitamins and minerals while low in calories.