More tender than typical lettuce heads, baby lettuce heads hold their sweet flavor without going bitter. They’re the darling of chefs who choose them for a distinctive salad. Their colors pop and lovely leaf shapes unfold when the leaves are cut from the stem with a single pass of the knife. Gem lettuce, which is also a baby type, looks smart when halved vertically for either a salad or a few moments on the grill. Aside from their obvious beautiful side, they are packed with Vitamins A, C, and Calcium.