The Red Oak Leaf is green to deep red in color that resembles an oak leaf in a basil rosette. The texture of the leaves is crisp but very delicate in nature. The seeds are considered excellent for baby leaf production.
The Red Oak Lettuce leaves are found in eastern Mediterranean and western Asia. In fact, there has been depiction of lettuce in the Egyptian tombs too. From the 5th century lettuce has been growing in China. The plant is considered is known for bringing good luck and is served on birthdays and special occasions. In the 17th century lettuce made its maiden entry in North America.
The red oak leaf lettuce has a unique shape and is thus a welcome addition to any salad. You can use it in place of iceberg lettuce in a chicken salad sandwich. You can serve them as a delicious accompaniment for roasted meat.
Features & Benefits
These leaves have a mild sweet flavor throughout the lettuce season. They are very resistant to common mildews and have excellent market value. The red oak leaf lettuce has very high nutritional value as they are low in calories. One full cup red oak leaf lettuce will have only 10 calories. It is a good source of iron too.