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Little Gem Hearts, a favorite lettuce variety in the U.K. and Europe, are a delicious cross between Butter Lettuce and Romaine Hearts. They resemble a compact Romaine lettuce, with a medium green appearance, crisp texture and a mouth-watering flavor. It’s considered to be the sweetest variety of lettuce.
Care and Handling
Ideal Storage Temperature: 34° - 36°F. 90-95% relative humidity. Refrigerate romaine immediately after receiving. Store in area with good circulation and away from ethylene-producing fruits to minimize browning. Sprinkle lightly during storage to help maintain freshness.
- Little Gems work well in mixed salads, and in sandwiches.
- Ideal for an open-faced sandwich or wrap stuffed with a savory filling.
- A classic use for this lettuce is a wedge salad where each half is dressed and served as a salad.
- A Little Gem head can be cut into six or eight 'fingers' suitable for dipping
Did You Know?
Little Gem Hearts are great for grilling! Simply halve, brush cut side with oil and seasonings and grill for 3-5 minutes.