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The Salad Greens That Beat All Others

We're talking about: Mesclun
Why you should eat more of it: Plants' unique combination of health-boosting phytonutrients determine their colors, explains Jeffers, so by picking mesclun, a mixture of young, tender greens such as arugula and chicory with varied colors, you'll automatically incorporate a wider array of nutrients into each and every salad than you would if you used only lighter varieties like butter lettuce, which has less beta-carotene (a nutrient that's essential for good eye health) than darker-hued greens.
Keep this in mind too: Store them far away from the fruits in your fridge. Some fruits emit ethylene gas, which can make greens spoil prematurely.