|This lettuce, I would eat|
In short, I've decided there isn't. And so, from now on, I'm going to skip eating lettuce when I go out to eat. Here's why:
It's dripping with pesticides. Lettuce is on the "dirty dozen" list of foods you should buy organic. If I wouldn't purchase conventionally grown lettuce at the supermarket, why would I eat it anywhere else?So, restaurant lettuce and I are finished - unless, of course, I'm dining some place with organically grown greens. What about you? Do you eat lettuce when you go out to eat?
It tastes bad. Have you ever eaten a bite of non-organic lettuce, all by itself, with nothing else on your fork - no salad dressing, no tomato, just plain old lettuce? The pesticides have a distinct, metallic flavor, which is completely revolting.
It's nutritionally worthless. Let's face it - the average eatery isn't going to use green leaf lettuce, romaine, or another super-healthy variety. Restaurant meals are usually served with plain old iceberg, which is a nutritionally empty food - in addition to being bland and flavorless.