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The annual nomadic plant Roman with crispy leaves is considered to be the most popular salad. Without juicy leaves with a loose structure it is impossible to prepare everyone's favorite "Caesar".

You can grow it at home. If properly stored, the leaves will retain their amazing taste for a long time and will look appetizing.

Composition and nutritional value of Romaine salad

Greens from other varieties you'll be juicy, firm leaves. If the crop is grown in the right conditions, it has a uniform. There should be no mechanical damage and yellowish spots.

Due to the low calorie Roman is very popular in the circles of people who count calories. In 100 gr. greens contains 17 kcal.

Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are arranged in this order:

proteins, g: 1.8
carbohydrates, g: 2.7
fats, g: 1.1
100 grams of greens Romaine lettuce only contains 17 calories

The chemical composition of Romain is rich in minerals, vitamins and microelements important for the body. The value of the plant is as follows:

cellulose
vitamins a, B4, B9, C, K
potassium
calcium
magnesium
sodium
iron
phosphorus
amino acid
beta-carotene
The average weight of a Mature beam is 300 g. Leaves loose not adjacent to each other. Due to the fact that Romain-based dishes are seasoned with: honey, sunflower (olive) oil, lemon juice, yogurt, the benefits of such a diet are very high.

Do not grind the beams with a knife — it affects the taste and useful qualities. Salad greens decided to tear with your hands. Ready meals to eat, fast, long better not to store.

Due to the content of amino acids responsible for human longevity.

History of origin

The plant is of Italian origin. The salad is more than 5 000 years old, originally the leaves were used for medicinal purposes. The first vegetable was discovered in ancient Rome, hence the name Roman.

In ancient time fleshy leaves were used to treat disease

Fleshy leaves of a rich green shade, used to treat many diseases. Later it became widely used in cooking. Today, Roman is a popular edible greens in a healthy diet. From it is prepared the most delicious restaurant meals, snacks.

The beneficial properties of Romaine

The useful components of the herbs make this an indispensable product for the human body.

Due to the content of potassium, is valued in various diets. The component regulates the water balance in the human body, fights swelling.
Edible greens have a good effect on the cardiovascular and digestive system.
If you often eat the leaves in the food normalized pressure. Greens help reduce blood pressure.
Carotene levels hemoglobin, indicated at depletion of the body, anemia.
After regular use, there is a factor of excretion of harmful cholesterol, salts.
Responsible for metabolic processes, and the functions of the adrenal glands.
Low-calorie vegetable content, recommended in large quantities in dietary nutrition. Used lettuce when "unloading" days you can get rid of extra pounds, improve your health. Under the influence of the components contained within the body is the property of fat splitting.

Roman is added to salads and various dishes. The taste has a nutty flavor.

You can add it to salads and a variety of dishes. To prepare smoothies, vegetable soups or just to decorate dishes. Will iron the beams very nice and appetizing. The leaves crunch nicely. The taste of nut and spice. Structure juicy. The salad looks loose, cooks use only young leaves.