Salad Greens and Mixes
About and Nutrition: Every good farmer has his own special salad green mix recipe. For example, the Markristo Mix has a variety of baby lettuces and various greens including oak leave lettuce, mustard greens, frisee, baby chard and mizuna. The important thing to note is that these mixes tend to be more nutritious than your standard salad made of green leaf romaine.
- Green leaf romaine has 10 % DV of vitamin A, 2 % DV of vitamin C and is considered a very good source of 8 different vitamins and minerals.
- Swiss chard (baby variety is often included in mixes) has 44% DV vitamin A, 18% vitamin C and is considered a very good source of 13 different vitamins and minerals.
- Endive has 222% DV vitamin A, 56% DV vitamin C, 27% DV calcium, 24% DV iron has is a very good source of 13 different vitamins and minerals. (source nutritiondata.com)
Storage: Refrigerate all greens in the crisper, the coldest part of the refrigerator. You want to keep the greens moist but not wet. The best solution is to use a damp cotton or mesh bag or paper towels. Here is an absolutely fantastic demonstration of how to store salad lettuces and cooking greens