Nappa lettuce, also known as Chinese cabbage, is a leafy vegetable variety native to Asia. It is characterized by crisp, slightly wavy leaves with a pale green color. This lettuce is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and calcium.
In the kitchen, Nappa lettuce is very versatile and can be used in many dishes. It is often eaten raw, added to salads to provide a crunchy and refreshing texture. When cooked, it pairs well with soups, stir-fries, and stews, thanks to its mild and slightly spicy flavor.
Among traditional recipes, Nappa lettuce is used in the preparation of Korean kimchi, a spicy fermented dish. It is also delicious in spring rolls or as a side dish for a Chinese hot pot.