Head lettuce refers to all of those lettuce products that are mainly sold in a headed form. One of the most popular forms of this is iceberg lettuce. Moreover, these vegetables are often sold very close to the populated parts of the country.
This is probably the most famous and recognizable form of head lettuce. Iceberg lettuce is also sometimes referred to as crisphead, and it is a pale green leafy vegetable that forms into a tight cabbage style head. Iceberg lettuce is typically defined by its mild flavour and crisp texture. It gets a bad reputation in the nutrition industry for not being as nutritious as, say, romaine. But that doesn’t mean iceberg is without its benefits.
Romaine can also be considered a head lettuce, but its head is long and in the shape of a loaf. Variations of romaine vary with some having an open head and others a more closed appearance. Romaine is very nutritious and is most commonly used in Caesar salads. The taste of romaine lettuce is strong, but it doesn’t overpower. The texture of this lettuce is very crisp and it is one of the more nutritious lettuces in existence.
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As mentioned earlier, most of the head lettuce is grown close to the populated areas of the city. Furthermore, it is grown across almost all states in Australia, hence, it is widely available. Some of the major production areas include Lockyer Valley, the Sydney Basin in New South Wales and also the Gippsland region in Victoria.