Lollo lettuce has very curly, fan-shaped leaves with bright magenta edges. As the leaves grow to their 5- to 8-inch length, they form a compact rosette. This lettuce has a slightly bitter and nutty flavor, making it the perfect balance for sweeter lettuces or dressings.
Providing vitamins A and C, potassium and iron. In addition, the leaves contain a good amount of anthocyanins, which are believed to have wide-ranging health benefits, protecting cellular function and the blood vessels, and acting as natural anti-inflammatories.
The leaves are most popularly added to salads with other greens as the curly leaves increase the surface area and have the ability to catch and hold salad dressing. The leaves can also be used as a garnish, layered in sandwiches, torn and sprinkled over soups, or served as a bed for cooked meat.