According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, romaine is free of saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. It's also low in fat and calories and high in vitamin A and a good source of folate.

Produce Tips

  • Romaine is most often used as a base for salads, but it makes a great topping for sandwiches as well. It can also be grilled or cooked.
  • Romaine is high in folate, which has been shown to help prevent neural tube birth defects.
  • Romaine contains vitamin A, which helps to protect your eyesight.

Selecting Tips

  • Choose closely bunched, fresh-looking leaves. Avoid brown, wilting edges.

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