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leaf vegetables [2]click to hear

Leaves of edible plants consumed as vegetables.
leaf vegetables [2] radicchio butterhead lettuce iceberg lettuce ornamental kale escarole

radicchio click to hear

Red endive native to northern Italy and having a somewhat bitter taste; it is often served with other types of lettuce.

butterhead lettuce click to hear

Formed in a loosely compacted ball, its large soft leaves break off easily; Boston lettuce is a well-known variety of this species.

iceberg lettuce click to hear

The most widely sold lettuce in North America, it was initially covered with ice during transport, hence its name.

ornamental kale click to hear

Related to the curled kale; its differently colored leaves are added to salads, soups and rice, or used to garnish serving platters.

escarole click to hear

Its leaves are less bitter than those of the curled endive, to which it is related; it is usually eaten raw, in salads.