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Cos or Romaine Lettuce


Taste Profile

It has mild bitter taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Cos or romaine lettuce can be used in salads and specifically in caesar salad.
  2. It can be braised and served as a soup.
  3. It can be added to sandwiches and wraps.

Common names and forms

  1. Cos lettuce
  2. Romaine Lettuce


Cos or romaine lettuce is a type of lettuce with long, dark green sturdy leaves with firm ribs. It is a round-hearted variety with firm and smooth texture. It is heat tolerant, unlike other lettuces.

Health benefits

  • Cos or romaine lettuce is a good source of Vitamin C that helps to boost immune system and also keeps the teeth and bones strong.(1)
  • It helps to keep the heart healthy.(1)
  • It contains pro-vitamin A that protects eye health.(1)
  • It is low in oxalates and does not cause the risk of kidney stones.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose fresh Cos or romaine lettuce with heads cut close to leaf stems. Avoid if there is any sign of decay or browning.

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