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Heart of the salad
Earthbound Farm Organic Romaine Hearts are an excellent source of vitamin A and folate. This leafy green is also packed with lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants shown to promote eye health. Another antioxidant found in romaine hearts, beta-carotene, converts to vitamin A in the body, when needed. Within the context of a healthy diet, this antioxidant may play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases.
Romaine is a great choice for women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant; it provides 29% of the Daily Value for folate — an essential nutrient needed in higher amounts during pregnancy.
Why choose organic romaine?
Like all leafy greens, romaine lettuce 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,” a list of produce that carries the most pesticide residues when grown conventionally. You can lower your dietary exposure to pesticides substantially by avoiding the most contaminated fruits and vegetables, and choosing organic for those items instead.
When you choose Earthbound Farm certified organic romaine, in a salad mix, or as leaves or hearts, you know it’s been raised 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.
WhatsOnMyFood.org from the Pesticide Action Network shows you searchable results for vegetables like lettuce and a wide range of other organic and conventional foods. It’s an easy-to-use and empowering tool for learning about pesticide residues and their health effects for all of us.
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