Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Throw Away Lettuce Stalks

Learn 3 surprising uses for lettuce stalks so you won’t throw away this part of the vegetable anymore.

Most people throw away lettuce stalks. Do you?

But did you know that this whitish, hard part of the vegetable is rich in vitamins, fiber and other properties?

So don’t throw the lettuce stalk in the trash anymore, use it in these 3 different ways you’re about to learn now!

Replant the lettuce stalk

Did you know that you can replant the lettuce even if you live in an apartment?

You can wash that part of the vegetable and put it in a container with water.

In a few weeks you’ll have new lettuce leaves that you can pick and eat fresh.

If you want, you can also bury the stem in the ground to a maximum depth of 10 cm.

The leaves will grow back in the same way.

Tea to sleep and calm down

If you suffer from insomnia, anxiety, nervousness or stress, you should drink a tea made from lettuce stalks.

Both the lettuce and the stalk have natural calming properties.

To prepare it, cut the stalk into small pieces.

Bring a cup of water to a boil with a tablespoon of lettuce stalk pieces.

Let it boil for about two minutes. Then let the infusion steep, covered, for about five minutes.

Strain and allow to cool.

Drink the tea plain or sweeten it with a little honey.

Lettuce Stem Stew

There are several ways to sauté the lettuce stalk. Did you know that?

For example, just cut it into small pieces and put it in a pan with olive oil, salt and other spices of your choice.

You can enjoy this stew with other recipes.

It also helps the intestines to function well, since it’s has a high fiber content.

It’s amazing the uses we can give lettuce stalks, isn’t it?