I’m trying to eat healthy and sometimes learning while I force leaves into my mouth helps me. So let’s learn salad facts! I found these fun ones at SaladPlanet.com which is 100% a real website.
-The name salad comes from the Latin phrase Herba Salta which means salted herbs because even back then they needed dressings with lots of salt to make it edible.
-We have Christopher Columbus to thank for introducing lettuce to America.
-The average American eats about 30lbs of lettuce each year which is wayyyy more than we ate in 1900.
-Ancient Egyptians thought lettuce was a powerful aphrodisiac.
-The Cobb Salad is actually named after a guy named Robert Cobb who invented it for a Hollywood restaurant. And if you don’t know what is in a Cobb salad you can use the acronym EAT COBB: eggs, avocado, tomato, chicken, onion, bacon and blue cheese.