Circle A Lettuce is good for your heart
Circle A Lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, and vitamin C. In addition, our lettuce is a very good source of dietary fiber, molybdenum, manganese, potassium, and iron. It is also a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and copper. Many of these compounds have anti-oxidant properties that help maintain proper health as well as prevent against many common diseases.
Regular consumption of lettuce in your daily diet is known to prevent osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anemia, and is believed to protect from cardiovascular diseases, age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease and many cancers.
Why is local so important?
To maintain a high-nutrient content in produce, it is best to eat fruits/vegetables shortly after harvesting. Once produce is cut, the nutrients start to diminish at a fairly fast rate. Much of the produce we purchase in stores is approximately 1-2 weeks old before we actually eat it. At this point, the nutrient content has been reduced significantly. Eating close to the source provides the highest nutrition level possible. We harvest our lettuce daily, arriving to your family table just 1-2 days before you eat it.
Eliminating Herbicides/Pesticides assures the cleanest lettuce possible.
Even though pesticides are present in foods at very small trace levels, their negative impact on health is well documented. The liver’s ability to process other toxins, the cells ability to produce energy, and the nerves’ ability to send messages can all be compromised by pesticide exposure. According to the Environmental Working Group’s 2012 report “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce,” lettuce is among the 12 foods on which pesticide residues have been most frequently found. Therefore, individuals wanting to avoid pesticide-associated health risks may want to avoid consumption of lettuce that has been treated with pesticides.
Why is growing indoors an optimal growing environment?
The primary source of E.coli is the presence of animals/livestock near growing crops. Growing lettuce inside our greenhouse allows us to virtually eliminate the exposure our lettuce may have to E.coli contamination. Additionally, rainwater can pull air pollution/toxins from the air down onto soil-grown crops. Eliminating rainwater from our equation contributes to the overall superior cleanliness of our lettuce.