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One of the best things about lettuce and leafy greens is there are so many different kinds to choose from and so many ways to eat them. All are packed with nutrition and low in calories.

In this section of our website, you’ll learn basic information about some of the most popular varieties of leafy greens from romaine to cabbage to kale to endive. For one thing -- not all these items are lettuce. Some, like kale and cabbage, are more closely related to broccoli or cauliflower, while spinach is actually in the same family as beets and quinoa.

The goal here is to provide you with information about each of the leafy greens covered under the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement's comprehensive food safety program, describe their flavor profiles, highlight their nutritional benefits, offer some delicious serving suggestions and share some cool insights about how lettuce and leafy greens are grown.


Is Lettuce All It Takes?

By Jonathan Valdez, MBA, RD

Does ‘Romaine Lettuce Water’ Really Promote Better Sleep? Each year in January people get interested in health and along with …

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Farmers Overcoming Challenges

By Dan Sutton, General Manager, Pismo-Oceano Vegetable Exchange

This year marks my 12th as a member of the California LGMA Advisory Board. For the past 3 years, I’ve …

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When a Recall Isn’t Really a Recall

By Dr. Jennifer McEntire, Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology United Fresh Produce Association

When a food safety event happens, companies or public health agencies like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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