Green Leaf Lettuce

Description

The loosely packed leaves of this lettuce variety are tender, succulent and mild in flavor with bitter undertones. High in fiber, iron and vitamin B, leaf lettuce supports vision, the immune system and blood health.

Storage

Refrigerate green leaf lettuce without washing and keep it away from apples, pears, and other ethylene-producing foods. This will help keep the lettuce fresh for up to a week.

Preparation

Pull each leaf from the head, then rinse and pat dry. Remove the tender portion, discard the stalks, and tear the greens into slices.

Usage

Toss the lettuce with dressing or use as a base for tuna or chicken salad. Add it to burgers, wraps, tacos, and spring rolls.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1 1/2 cups, shredded
Amount/Serving
Calories 15
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
Vitamin A 130%
Vitamin C 6%

Green leaf lettuce is low in calorie with no cholesterol. It is very high in vitamins A and K which support vision and boost the immune system.

Availability

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  • december

Flavor Profile

Green leaf lettuce has a crispy, succulent texture with mild taste and bitter undertones. The younger greens feature a sweeter flavor.