Romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a type of lettuce with elongated leaves. Known for its mild flavor and crisp texture.Most commonly used as salad greens, although it can also be grilled and sautéed. It has recently become a grilling staple along with other vegetables. It contains vitamin C and beta-carotene working together to prevent cholesterol build-up. It is also a rich source of folic acid and potassium, which is useful in lowering high blood pressure.
One cup of shredded romaine lettuce has only 8 calories, making it an ideal low calorie food. Add leafy greens to a daily diet to add healthful minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin A, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.