A cross between Butter and Romaine lettuce, Green Giant® Fresh Little Gem Lettuce Hearts combine a uniquely sweet, buttery taste with perfectly shaped, vibrant green leaves for a one-of-a-kind meal experience. A European favorite for over 20 years, this specialty romaine variety produces dense, compact heads that offer a crisp, firm texture throughout making it an extremely versatile product for many cooking, preparation and serving applications. Unlike many lettuces, the Green Giant® Fresh Little Gem Lettuce Hearts’ sweet, buttery flavor profile is found in the outer leaves on through to the edible core.
Care & Handling
Try to choose lettuce with healthy outer leaves; these are likely to be the most nutritious part of the green, containing much more Vitamin A and Vitamin K than the pale inner leaves.
Little Gem Lettuce Hearts keep best in their packaging in the refrigerator crisper until ready to use. Since Little Gem Lettuce Hearts are a hearty lettuce variety, they will keep for up to 10 days.
Little Gem Lettuce Hearts are ready to eat straight from the package after washing.
Nutrition & Health Benefits:
Little Gem Lettuce is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin A and folate.
Pan Seared Gem Lettuce with Prociutto & Orange Compote
Little Gem Topped with Bread Crumbs & Almonds
Little Gem Breakfast Bites
Little Gem in Fresh Herb Marinade