Romaine lettuce belongs primarily to the Eastern Mediterranean region and Western Asia. Ancient Greeks and Romans held it in high regard, owing to both its taste and medicinal properties. Christopher Columbus introduced it to North America during his second voyage in 1493.
- prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, which creates plaque and blocks off the blood flow in the arteries
- fiber content helps keep the digestive system healthy
- high in vitamins A, K, C, B1, B2, manganese, and chromium