December ⇔ April
A soft and tender-looking head plant, it has long leaves with curled, deep red margins.
It is rich in vitamin K, important for blood clotting and improving protein, which keeps bones healthy; and in vitamins A and C, essential for strengthening the immune system and fighting free radicals.
Being rich in iron and beta-carotene, it is also particularly good for the well-being of the eyes and skin. Its fibre content is also excellent, helping to regularise intestinal function.
A curiosity: this lettuce, which first appeared in the 1960s, was named after the actress Gina Lollobrigida, who was considered the most beautiful woman in the world at the time.
Red Lollo lettuce, with its particularly sweet taste, is perfect for single or mixed salads.