The world’s favorite healthy snack is truly a mind-boggling vegetable, both in terms if it’s history and nutritional value. Lettuce greens does wonders when added to your daily diet since its low in calories and packed with essential nutrients, it’s a must have if you’re looking forward to losing some weight and having a healthy lifestyle.
Lettuce is an annual plant, which means that it’s cultivated all year long. Back in the days, lettuce was originally cultivated by the Egyptians for it’s seeds which were used to produce oil. Over the course of time and with the help of natural selection, the focus shifted from the stem and seeds towards the leaf. Eventually, the lettuce spread out to the Romans and the Greeks. Fast forward to the modern world, the lettuce has taken over the world and is the first vegetable that pops into our minds when we think about eating healthy. A salad is incomplete without the crunch and freshness of lettuce, every year the world consumes around 27 million tonnes of lettuce.
Lettuce and a healthy diet walk hand in hand, solely due to its low calorie and high nutrient properties. Lettuces are 95% water, which means they keep you hydrated on the go. Full of Vitamin A which improves eye sight and packed with Vitamin K which boosts bone strength, lettuces are truly superfoods! Lettuces contain 82% of your daily Vitamin A intake and also contains Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Folate and they’re also a really good source of fiber. Lettuces are anti-inflammatory, cholesterol lowering and anti-diabetic plus, they’re dense in antioxidants. All of these properties make the Green lettuce the world’s favourite snack and it’s truly worth the title for all the right reasons.
Stir up some goodness in your kitchen with this healthy lettuce stir fry recipe. Try our safe-to-eat and pesticide free Lettuce and add a dash of safety to this recipe, tap here to get it delivered at your doorstep.
You will need:
1. Fresh lettuce( Around 500 grams).
2. Chopped garlic.(5 cloves)
3. 1 tbsp of Soy sauce.
4. Half tbsp Vinegar.
5. Half tbsp sugar.
6. 1 tbsp oil.
7. Salt to taste.
Combine the Soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl and keep it aside.
- Turn up the flame and heat some oil in a pan or a wok. Once the oil starts smoking, add the garlic and stir fry for a few seconds.
- Add the lettuce, stir fry it for a minute or till the lettuce maintains the colour and tenderizes.
- Add our combination of sauces to the stir fry. Keep frying for 1 minute, allow the sugars to caramelize.
- Your Lettuce stir-fry is ready!