Mon 13 Feb, 2012 07:40 pm
Someone told me that romaine salads are healthy. Someone else said that the darker green the leaves are, the healthier. But at least where I buy salad the romaine looks mostly light green.
Which is the healthiest salad?
The darker green it is the more nutrients it contains. Romaine is fine but Green Leaf is probably better. If you like Spinach it is even better as a salad. Just make sure you wash whatever you eat thoroughly.
Thank you. However, I buy the salad at a restaurant. I hope it washes the salads.
Romaine is greener than iceberg lettuce but iceberg is having some kind of (to me, spooky) renaissance. A lot of people shun darker greens because of bitterness. I don't understand them since I like bitter greens, but we all have differing palates, and generally, those darker greens are better for you. I have been surprised by friends finding swiss chard/silverbeet too bitter.
Grilled romaine, that can be delicious with a blue cheese sauce (best 'on the side', so it is not drowned in it).
A bunch of us at a2k like kale, some preferring it cooked, and some not liking it cooked.
But dark green doesn't always hold - cabbage is good, and not particularly dark green.
My view, eat vegetables, try them cooked in different ways, have fun with it.