LETTUCE, GEM, RED
Popular, semi-frilled, loose-leaf lettuce with a hint of color at the tips.
Red Gem Leaf lettuce is the general name provided for dozens of varieties that produce semi-frilled, loose-leaf lettuces and are members of the Asteraceae family.
NUTRITION: Kalera Red Gem lettuces are a classic Gem lettuce features a vibrant tint of color, which is attributed to anthocyanins, which contain health-boosting antioxidants, as well as vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and iron.
FLAVOR PROFILE: Red Gem lettuce is extremely versatile and is used in a wide variety of culinary applications. Red Gem lettuce is best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as braising, boiling, and sautéing. When used fresh, the leaves can be torn or sliced and used as a crunchy element in a salad, layered in burgers or sandwiches, stuffed with fillings, or used as a bed for stir-fries, slow braised meats, and grilled fish.
Red Gem lettuce can also be used in summer rolls, tacos, or for low carb wraps. When cooked, Red Oak Leaf lettuce can be braised and paired with seasonal vegetables and meats or is often incorporated into soups. This lettuce pairs well with pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, shallots, garlic, honey, cheeses such as Cabrales, Roquefort, and gorgonzola, red grapes, apples, oranges, pears, arugula, parsley, chervil, and carrots.
HANDLING: extended shelf life is possible with refrigeration, of up to 2 weeks.
The leaves will keep up to ten days when wrapped in paper towels and stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It is important to store the lettuce away from fruits such as bananas, apples, and pears as they release a natural gas which causes the lettuce to wilt.
Trade Delivery Options
A. LOCAL ROUTE DELIVERY
We are actively servicing the Orlando Florida Metro area with regular deliveries (see map).
Please place orders by 2PM for next day delivery.
Complimentary regular scheduled deliveries with minimum order of $100. Our service representatives will help in organizing regular delivery days.
B. WILL-CALL AT OUR FACILITY IN ORLANDO
Same-day or next-day pick up from Orlando facility. We hold goods for 48 hours.
See address and hours below map at right
C. RUSH LOCAL DELIVERY
LOCAL next business day delivery is a flat rate of $75 weekdays, $100 on Saturdays