- It is used as a leaf vegetable, which looks like a longer leaved and open lettuce.
- It is rich in vitamin C and potassium.
- It is frequently cultivated, although domestication cannot be considered complete. It has been grown in the Mediterranean area since Roman times, and is considered an aphrodisiac.
- It has a rich, peppery taste, and has an exceptionally strong flavour for a leafy green.
- It is generally used in salads, often mixed with other greens in amesclun, but is also cooked as a vegetable or used raw with pasta or meats in northern Italy
- You can easily find this in a Supermarket.
- In case u dont get it substitute it with lettuce leaves.
Friday, January 14, 2011