Boston lettuce

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Boston lettuce

Name Variations

  • Butter lettuce
  • Butter head lettuce
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Buttercrunch lettuce

About Boston lettuce

Boston lettuce is a type of butterhead lettuce. Slightly larger than its close relative Bibb, but with similar soft, buttery leaves.

Boston lettuce represents a kind of cultivated lettuce forming a rounded head, which has soft-textured and yellow-green inner leaves. The Boston lettuce is also known as the bib lettuce or as the limestone lettuce. Boston lettuce leaves are soft and tender and they are buttery in texture. The heads of the lettuce are small and round, so the leaves come out easily. Boston lettuce is available in most parts of the year, especially from June to December. Due to the fact that it is very low in calories (70 and high in fiber and carbohydrates, the Boston lettuce is part of any healthy diet. the most important nutritional aspect when talking about the Boston lettuce is the fact that it is very rich in vitamin A. Boston salad is related with other leaf vegetables, like the green cabbage, the Savoy cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, spring greens and collard greens.

Some of the most popular recipes that include this kind of lettuce are the tomato salads, with cherry tomatoes and grated carrots and the tuna salads with lime juice.

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