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Is lactuca sativa vegan?

Lactuca sativa is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is lactuca sativa?

Lactuca sativa, commonly known as lettuce, is a leafy green vegetable with a crisp texture and a mild, refreshing taste. It belongs to the daisy family, Asteraceae, and is cultivated worldwide for its edible leaves. Lettuce is low in calories and a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, folate, and potassium. It comes in a variety of colors and shapes, including green leaf, red leaf, romaine, butterhead, and iceberg. Lettuce can be eaten raw in salads or sandwiches, or cooked in soups, stews, and stir-fries.

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