Fresh Express founder, Bruce Church, is responsible for popularizing the idea of shipping ice-covered lettuce across the country from Salinas, California to destinations on the East Coast.
When the trains filled with ice-covered lettuce would arrive on the east coast, people would yell out, “The icebergs are coming, the icebergs are coming,” and the name has stuck around ever since.
- Lettuce is pretty much immune to any form of preservation. You can’t can, freeze, or pickle it.
- The ancient Greeks believed that lettuce induced sleep so they served it at the end of their evening meal.
- The darker green the lettuce, the more nutrients, and antioxidants it has.