Lettuce – Vegetable Rhyme
Here is a leafy vegetable ready to be tossed into your salad!!! Have a good bowl of lettuce it’s rich in minerals!
A refreshing vegetable,
That’s green and leafy,
I am the lettuce,
So very crunchy and so very juicy!
The ancient Egyptians first cultivated me,
The Greeks and the Romans liked me too,
So to their countries they took me!
I was just a weed,
And then oil was made from my seeds.
Slowly I was grown for my leaves,
And remained no more just a weed!
Then spread all over the world, my popularity,
I was loved in salads and burgers,
As I grew in many a variety!
I love cool weather and that is where I grow,
To warm places I am exported,
And sold at green grocers you know!
Have me mainly for my potassium, Vitamin A,
For other minerals and fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K!