Lettuce Gem or Baby Gem has a compact, elongated head in a vase-like shape with densely packed leaves. The wavy leaves have serrated edges and are smooth, fleshy, and thick, beginning with a pale green base that transitions into a dark, burgundy-maroon towards the top of the leaves. The outer leaves are crisp with a melting quality, and closer to the core, the leaves are ribbed, succulent, and crunchy. Red Gem lettuce is buttery and crisp with a subtly sweet flavour. Gem lettuce contains a high level of anthocyanins which have anti-inflammatory properties and also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Buy it online fast delivery! Lettuce provides significant amounts of vitamins A and K. They have a high water content, making them a refreshing choice during hot weather. They also provide calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and folate.