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Lattughino, Valerianella locusta

Family of valerianaceae

It grows in meadows of bottom valleys, in fallow fields and along the streams. The cultivated type is actually sold and it has bigger and softer leaves, but an inferior quality.

This salad is very rich of vitamins and mineral salts. It is used to prepare refreshing salads and vegetable soups.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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