Our latest culinary discovery is mâche, a green leafy valerian, also known as corn salad or lamb’s lettuce. For years we’ve been devoted mainly to spinach in our salads, because of Xy’s conviction that spinach is healthier than lettuce. Spinach is supposed to be an excellent source of iron. However, it seems that mâche has even more iron. Also, it’s got less sodium, more fiber, and more Vitamin C. And it tastes better. The leaves are much more delicate than spinach, much more pleasing to my palette. Xy agrees.
Mottes de mâche by Une vallée dans la lune, licensed under Creative Commons