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romaine lettuce- what is romaine lettuce? Know in this article

What is romaine lettuce?

We all know that lettuce is a vegetable and it's good for health, but there are different types of lettuce, and in this article, we will talk about romaine lettuce, what Is romaine lettuce? How should we use it and why? is it good for our health? Benefits of eating lettuce

Keep reading this article you will understand in detail.
romaine lettuce |what is romaine lettuce ? Know in this article
romaine lettuce |what is romaine lettuce? Know in this article 


Romaine lettuce (cos lettuce )

It is a type of lettuce family also knows as Lactuca sativa.a variety of lettuce that is grown in a tall head of sturdy dark green leaves from firm ribs down the side of their center.

It is also a type of lettuce like others.
It was first grown in North America, many people of that country liked this plant because of its taste and it is also a healthy crop with good nutrition value in it.

In North America romaine was sold as “hearts”
There was a simple technique of selling, the farmers cut the roots and removed the upper leaves to increase to looking quality of its leaves and after that, they sold it in the market.

But once in history, north Americans and Canadian health organization centers warned people to stop consuming this, as there were some reports which came out after certain research on it, the report said that people can get effected with adulterated pathogenic E. coli bacteria.

The issues was founded by north America, after consuming this, many people in some region  got sick, and the health agency of that country announced that people should not eat this because it's harmful  vegetable, in some states of North America, nearly 50 people got sick because of the plant, and finally government declared that this plant should no longer be eaten by the people in that country, not for public consumer neither by the restaurants.

This problem in this plant was also founded in other countries too, like Canada and the USA, there were several problems caused by this plant, like stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
But according to the report, there was not a serious problem which could lead to death, as not a single death was founded because of consuming romaine.


Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce now? (romaine lettuce updates)

Yes, it is safe to consume this now in 2019, as far as the earlier reports their problems found inside this, it was only because of a bacteria, which was believed to be caused by water harvesting sources and some more.

As now there are no certain cases which were founded earlier.

So we can easily consume romaine lettuce, but with some precautions like -

  1. Wash it nicely before consumption 
  2. Throw the roots and cook the rest parts only.
  3. Throw away the outer leaves. 
  4. Don't eat those with unhealthy leaves.
  5. Boil  in water before eating 
  6. Make salads by boiling the leaves.
  7. Take fresh one not the rotten.
  8. Grow the plants at your garden if possible 
  9. Eat this in limited quantity a day 
  10. Don't consume lettuce if you really don't like it.
Romaine lettuce
Other types of  lettuce in fields 

Why is romaine lettuce important?

It is very important for us because of its position in the vegetable category, it is one of the best vegetables, many people like to eat this, as compared to other vegetables, it is because of its taste and nutrition facts.

It is also a good looking vegetable. Which doesn't make you feel that you are taking a vegetable?
An image of lettuce
Leaves of lettuce 


Some benefits of taking romaine lettuce -


1. Good for health 

Like every other vegetable, this one too contains much nutrition which makes your health better, it is good for many things it cures many diseases too. daily consumption will result in better health and therefore a healthy life.

2. It cures anemia 

There are many types of chemicals present in this plant and if you are a  consumer of this plant then u might be happy that you are not going to suffer from anemia 
And if you are already suffering from anemia then start taking this plant now. It will boost your health and help to cure anemia.

3.Contains lots of vitamins

There are many types of vitamins present in this plant as well as in other types of lettuce, if you consume it daily then there will be a balance of all vitamins in your body and it will never make you feel a lack of nutrition in the body.

All vitamins present here, are good in many ways for many parts of our body, if you are newly known to it, then you must consume, it will give a better result.

4.Contains calcium and iron 

Calcium and iron are the nutrition that is responsible for the health of human bones, lack of calcium leads to weak bones, if you consume romaine, on regular basis then it will boost your bones by providing the required amount of calcium and nutrition.

It doesn't take much effort to grow this, the only thing you need to keep in mind is that the seeds of lettuce you buy, must be of good quality, we have a good experience with its seeds, you can buy the seeds in low costs online, check this page you will find listing of lettuce seeds, you can go with those options

How to grow romaine lettuce?

In order to grow romaine, you will have to follow some simple steps.

  1. Get good quality seeds, make sure that the seeds are from updated sources and promises to have a healthy plant.
  2. You need a small part of land where you can sow the seeds (nursery process).
  3. Add manures in the field, for good germination value.
  4. After sowing the seeds, make sure that you water the field.
  5. After that cover the whole part of land where you sow the seeds,
  6. After a few days, the seeds will grow up, water them again. ( lightly)
  7. Make sure to remove the seeds which grow along with the plant.
  8. When you see that the plant is ready( 4-5 inches) take them to the main field and sow plant them.

To learn more read my article about growing lettuce. Where I have explained the whole process for growing lettuce.

Romaine lettuce vs. spinach

Many people are still confused between romaine and spinach, it is either because of the same looks or, because of nutrition value and after factors.

So here are I will mention some points which will make you clearly between these two vegetables.

1. Romaine comes under the group of the lettuce family, it has all the features of lettuce, it requires the same temperature and climatic condition as required by its family whereas, spinach is a vegetable which also looks, like some of the types of lettuce, but it's not! 

2. They need different climatic condition while growing, they can be grown at their full potential during the same period, it may grow but they will not have the perfect features which are found on they when they are growing at their real season.

3. they have different tastes. Their taste is dar different from each other, both vegetables are known for eating their leaves, but different taste and feeling is found when it is eaten.

4. Different looks, they never look the same, there is always a difference between their looks, spinach grows along with spoon type leaves, from the time it starts growing but lettuce doesn't.

5. They need different time to grow, spinach grows very fast as compared to romaine lettuce, we can start eating spinach every after 20 days of growing.

6. Spinach needs much care while growing, because it is soft and also very weak plant.

7. They have different nutritional values.

romaine lettuce vs iceberg

Well, people must know the difference between romaine and iceburg because it is important for people to know, which one to choose from these two options, 

Well it is clear that both belong to the same family, and both are in the same category, but there are some differences which people must know to understand the conditions of these two vegetables and also their features.

1. They are different in shape - romaine generally looks taller, because it grows up words but iceburg is not the same as this, it grows wide and round, which is attractive.

2. They have different growing conditions - both need different Conditions to grow, we cannot grow both at every place, someplace is not suitable for this action, as romaine can be grown in more temperature but inceburg can't be.

3. Nutrition- both contain a different nutritional value in them, iceburg can be better.

4. Safety - iceburg is recommended highly when you are confused to choose one these two plants. Because romaine has been know to be containing some unhealthy bacteria which can be harmful to the health of the people.

5. Taste -, of course, they will be different in taste, Romaine is the winner here, it is admired by many people, but iceburg is not that popular.

Final words (conclusion)

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