Choose plump heads, heady for their size, with tightly closed leaves. Pull back one leaf to check heart for any black blemishes. During winter, white blistered or bronze appearance does not affect quality. 

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Very low in sodium, Low in calories 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Iceberg lettuce is fat free. 

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Iceberg lettuce is very low in sodium.
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Iceberg lettuce is very low in sodium.
  • Iceberg lettuce, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Iceberg lettuce contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. 


Don’t wash head lettuce until you’re ready to eat it. 

Cutting the lettuce also exposes more surface area to lose moisture, and more surface area that’s susceptible to mold/bacteria in the environment, so don’t cut until ready to eat. 

Leafy greens are not major producers of ethylene. However, they are sensitive to ethylene, so leafy greens should be stored away from major ethylene producers such as bananas, apples, kiwi, and bell peppers. 

If your fridge has storage where the humidity can be adjusted, greens do better in higher humidity. Fridge temperatures should also be maintained below 40°F.

The total shelf-life for whole head lettuce can vary from 1-3 weeks generally. Shelf-life will depend on how old the product is when purchased, and whether ideal storage conditions are maintained once at home. 


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#TipoftheDay: Mix iceberg lettuce with spinach and other leafy greens. @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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