In my attempt to try and eat better, I decided that I would eat more salads. And what makes up the majority of most salads? Lettuce. So I did a little looking into this thing called lettuce and found out that different lettuce is assigned to Cultivar Groups depending on the head formation and leaf structure. Here they are:
- Butterhead - also knows as Boston or Bibb, forms a loose head, buttery in flavor.
- Chinese lettuce - long sword like leaves with a bitter or robust flavor (I don't like these)
- Crisphead - also known as iceburg. Tight, dense heads that look like cabbage. Very mild flavor but very crisp texture.
- Looseleaf - tender, delicate, mild flavor leaves
- Romaine - head formed with long leaves (my favorite!)
- Summer Crisp - also knows as Batavian, dense head, crunchy texture, kind of falls between the iceberg and looseleaf types.