Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C.
What to Look For:
Look for crisp stems with glossy, dime-sized, dark green leaves.
Easy Storage and Preparation:
They will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days. Before use, wash thoroughly to remove any dirt. Drain and dry.
Toss in salads to add a different flavor. Or use on its own as a salad base mixed with apples or beets and a strong cheese, such as blue cheese.
NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.
Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.