I don’t know what kind of people we are employing as writers here at 10k Takes, but one my esteemed colleagues recently wrote a hit piece on none other than highly regarded Romaine lettuce.While America is a beautiful place and should provide a place to foster opinions, lettuce opinions are ones that are best left undiscussed. That isn’t saying a lettuce like, let’s say Iceberg, is bad by any means. Different types of lettuce provide different avenues for a palate to travel. But to speak as if lettuce other than Romaine is king should be punishable by banishment to rural North Dakota.
While my colleague thinks Iceberg is the most versatile lettuce, he couldn’t be further from the truth. Romaine is the best lettuce for nearly any meal. With sturdy center ribs and a robust crunch, Romaine is the best lettuce to build around.Sure, Romaine had a small hiccup with its “E. coli” smear campaign. Yet that was solely the Iceberg lobbyists trying to jump up in the hearts and minds of the American public. Guess what, it didn’t work.
Hell, let us highlight life-changing health and wellness expert Dr. David Freeman. Not only has Friedman been seen on channels ranging from ABC to the Food Network, but he has also written about the benefits certain foods provide. Culminating in his blog on lettuce to end all lettuce debates.In the Battle of the Lettuce, Friedman not only embarrasses Iceberg, he completely shits on it. Highlighting how nutrient-poor the measly lettuce has in comparison to other heads of leafy greens. While he mentions it provides a means of staying hydrated, it doesn’t hold up to the standards of other lettuce. He dislikes it so much he ranked it last on his encompassing list.
On the other end of the list, Friedman places Romaine first. Rightfully, in its place as the best and most nutritious (it means healthy, Bubba) lettuce on the market.
“,My top pick is Romaine lettuce. It’s the most nutrient-rich of all lettuce varieties and excels in the vitamin and mineral departments. It’s an excellent source of calcium, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K. It provides 10 times more beta carotene than iceberg lettuce and almost as much as spinach, making romaine the healthiest of all the lettuces.” – Dr. David Freeman
If Friedman was an oddsmaker in Vegas between Iceberg and Romaine he would have set it at -500 (yes, that high) for Romaine to beat the living hell out of Iceberg. While that is a horrible bet even for the most unstoppable forces, it shows just how powerful Romaine is in comparison to Iceberg.It isn’t close. Anyone who thinks otherwise is clearly working for the Iceberg lobbyists and wants Big Romaine to come tumbling down. Ultimately resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs and livelihoods.
*Paid for by Big Romaine*
He’s a token in more ways than one.