Salads and Lettuces

Salads (Lactuca sativa), is a leafy herbaceous annual or biennial plant grown for its leaves which are used as a salad green.

The lettuce plant can vary greatly in size, shape and leaf type but generally, the leaves of the plant form a dense head or loose rosette.

Salads (Lactuca sativa) are available in many varieties and can be classified into biological groups or ‘families’, including for example:

 

  • Leafy green – lettuce, spinach and silverbeet
  • Cruciferous – cabbage, cauliflower

 

There is nothing like a fresh salad to start a meal with or for a lighter bite!

Combine different types of salads for an optimal taste result. Salads are low in calories but packed with nutrients. Nowadays there are more than just a few types of green salad leaves including several kinds of lettuce, endive, rocket, watercress and spinach, to name a few. Of course, no lettuce guide would be complete without our reliable old friend, romaine which provides a neutral base for all the salads.