Fresh Miner’s Lettuce
Fresh Miner’s Lettuce is a delicious plant. It is petite and delicate in appearance and on the palate. Its composed of thin, succulent lemon lime stems that support kelly green colored basal leaves. The flavor is mild and sweet, with a subtle earthiness. At its height of maturity, fresh miner’s lettuce produces numerous edible flowers from its stems.
Other Names: Indian lettuce, spring beauty, winter purslane, claytonia
Origin: Pacific NW, USA
Shelf Life: Miner’s lettuce will stay fresh for up to one week.
Nutritional Facts: Miner’s lettuce was often used by California gold miners to cure their scurvy, hence its name. This remedy worked thanks to its high levels of Vitamin C (about 33% RDA* per 100 grams). In addition, every 100 grams contains plenty of iron (10% RDA) and Vitamin A (22% RDA) that will work together to create more oxygen in your blood and build body tissue. Eat enough miner’s lettuce, and you’ll have more energy and healthier skin and hair in no time.
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*Recommended daily amounts are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet.