The Little Gem is a lettuce originating in France. It is a hybrid between Caesar’s hearts and Butter lettuce. the combination between the types gives us a little lettuce hearts with a buttery texture and a very sweet taste. The Little Gem has delicious green leaves full of juicy and crunchy so the lettuce can be eaten straight from the package.
In the kitchen, you’ll find out that the Little Gem is good for multi-purpose use. For example, the dense leaves create great little pockets for capturing the salad dressing. The Little Gem can be eaten whole, sliced, fresh, roasted, or even fried in a pan. The size of leaves and its stiffness can be used as a spoon for avocado filling, cheese and more.
The Little gem lettuce contains a large amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is a good source of calcium, potassium, iron and dietary fiber.