Lettuce, scientifically known as Lactuca sativa, was first cultivated by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. The Egyptians used the seeds to produce oil and also utilized the leaves of this useful vegetable. The plant also had cultural and religious significance in ancient Egypt, as it was considered to be sacred. Later, the Greeks and Romans also cultivated this crop. Lettuce can be eat raw in salads, used for wraps, in sandwiches or for cold pressed juice and smoothies.
Grown With Love in Egypt.