Choose lettuce with crisp leaves. Avoid brown edges.
Varieties to Explore
Red Leaf Lettuce
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Very low in sodium, Low in calories, High in vitamin A
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Leaf lettuce is fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Leaf lettuce is very low in sodium.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Leaf lettuce is very low in sodium.
- Leaf 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. Leaf lettuce contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Leaf lettuce is high in vitamin A.
After purchase, rinse well and dry with paper towels.
Refrigerate leaf lettuce in plastic bag up to 1 week.
Check out our leaf lettuce recipes!
Presence in Ethnic Cuisines
Asian / South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Latino / Mediterranean
Social Media Post
#DYK the term Leaf Lettuce describes the varieties of lettuce with leaves that branch from a single stalk in a loose bunch rather than forming a tight head? The leaves are crisper and more full-flavored than those of the Head Lettuce varieties. @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant