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Lamb's lettuce from Nantes

Also called : boursette or pomache

Lamb's lettuce is an edible close from salad in its aspect. Depending on the variety its leaves are long or small and round.

The Nantes area is the number one producer in France and represents 90% of national production. It is exported to various European countries especially Germany.

Lamb's lettuce cultivation dates back to the 17th century and its success in the area is due to the Loire sand which constitutes the ideal product for lamb's lettuce cultivation.




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