Most Important to Buy Organic: Romaine
Romaine lettuce is probably best known for its starring role in the classic Caesar, but it’s a year-round salad bowl favorite across the board; its crunchy texture and mild flavor work perfectly with nearly any combination of ingredients and dressings.
Romaine is more than just a great base for salad, it’s a good foundation for healthy eating, too:
- Low in calories: A 3 oz. serving of romaine (about 2 cups) makes a good-sized salad for just 10 calories — leaving plenty of dietary “room” for you to add healthy ingredients like nuts, veggies, protein or fruit for a satisfying lunch or light dinner.
- Important nutrients: Romaine is packed with vitamin A and vitamin C — both important antioxidants that help keep your immune system healthy.
- Healthier for your body and the planet: Romaine can absorb many pesticides when it’s grown conventionally; in fact, lettuce is #14 on the Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™. Earthbound Farm certified organic romaine is grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, using farming methods that regenerate the soil and protect the health of the land and the people who work on it. And that’s good for everybody!
Eating a salad every day is a healthy habit. Take Today’s Step by choosing fresh, crisp romaine for your next salad! Whip up your favorite or find new salad inspiration in our Recipe Center.