Celtuce is a hugely popular Asian vegetable that’s virtually unheard of in the United States. Hopefully, that will change. Read on to learn what celtuce is and how to grow and eat it!
Sometimes, vegetables are like clothes. Some are timeless classics and some are trendy and chic for a few seasons before fading back into relative obscurity. (For the record: we still love kale chips.)
Just as certain clothing styles start trending because of fashion designers and their celebrity clients, vegetables become “hot” because of celebrity chefs and the social media influencers who dine in their restaurants.
Next thing you know, hundreds of restaurants around the country are scrambling in search of the same celebrity veggie and adding it to their menus.
Celtuce: the new kid on the block?
Celtuce (Lactuca sativa var. augustana or asparagina) is basically a giant lettuce plant. As it gets growing, it looks like a Romaine lettuce on steroids.