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Salad Greens

There are many different types of salad leaves. These are also named salad greens or green leaf salads. Salad leaves come in a wide variety of flavors and tastes. Whether you’re looking for sweet, soft, subtle, or bitter flavors, there are many different types of salad leaves which can be used to make salads.

Some types of salad leaves are listed below:

 

Romain Lettuce

Romain Lettuce

 

This lettuce has dark green leaves. They are rich in potassium and are the perfect choice for Caesar salads.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg Lettuce

 

This is a lettuce with pale green leaves and not much taste. It stays fresh longer than any other type of lettuce, if kept at cool temperature. Iceberg is a good source of folate.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Radicchio

 

Radicchio

 

This is a red type of chicory and looks like a small cabbage in shape. It has a very bitter flavor. Recommended to be mixed with other leaves.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Spinach

Spinach Picture

 

Raw spinach is very rich in iron, potassium, calcium and vitamins A, B, C and K.  It can be added to salads, soups, staffing. Its delicate and fresh leafy taste is especially delicious with egg and tomato dishes.

 

 

 

 


 

Watercress

Watercress

 

Watercress leaves are dark and rich in iron, calcium, other minerals and vitamins. It is usually eaten in soups and salads.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Frise Lettuce

Frise Lettuce

 

This salad green is very easy to recognize because it has curly, green leaves with a bitter taste. Inner leaves are milder in flavor. It is also known as curly endive, and belongs to the daisy family.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Endive

Endive

 

It is a close relative of chicory, with the same fresh and slightly bitter flavor.
It is an excellent source of vitamin A, beta-carotene and fiber.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Curly Endive Chicory

Curly Endive Chicory

 

This is a pale, curly and long salad leaf vegetable. A good source of folate and vitamin A and contains some beta-carotene. It has a slightly bitter taste but the leaves are crispy and add a good texture to the salad.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Arugula

Arugula

 

Arugula is an aromatic salad green. It is also known as rocket, and is popular in Italian dishes. It has dark and tender leaves with peppery taste. Like most salad greens, it is very low in calories and is high in vitamins A and C.

 

 

 


 

 

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