Egyptian fertility: Since lettuce was thought of as a favorite of one of Egypt's main fertility deities, lettuce itself.
The god's leaf: Lettuce has been cultivated for thousands of years, and was once known as more than just a great salad base.
The family Asteraceae: It might be hard to believe, but lettuce is in the same family as daisies, cornflowers, and dahlias.
Egyptian fertility: Lettuce was used as an aphrodisiac and bedroom performance enhancer by Egyptians of all classes.
The works of Columella: Columella was one of the most important scholars of agriculture in ancient Rome.
What's in lettuce: Lettuce is a very watery plant, but it's also filled with nutrients. Including lettuce in your diet is a great way to boost.
Caesar's statue: The most famous of all Roman emperors, Julius Caesar, was particularly fond of lettuce.