— VEGETABLES- LETTUCE
This type of lettuce originated from a mix between red chicory and endive. It is a lettuce looking vegetable which is very decorative. The leaves are beautiful green to red coloured and have red-pink “splashes”.
This lettuce was first grown in the 17th century in the town of Castelfranco, located in the Veneto region. The Veneto region is known for its radicchio production which each city is specialised in their own specific type.
How to store
Keep the lettuce in the fridge.
How to eat
This lettuce has a delicious, light-bitter flavour with a sweet undertone. It could therefore be eaten raw, in fore example a salad. That is how you get the best out of the red-pink “Castelfranco”.