Salad Greens and Mixes
About and Nutrition: Every good farmer has his own special salad green mix recipe. We love the "Markristo Misto Mix" from Markristo Farms, which includes a variety of baby lettuces and various greens like oak leave lettuce, mustard greens, spotted trout, frisee, arugula, baby chard and mizuna. These medleys tend to be more nutritious than standard romaine mixes.
- 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