• Lettuce is available year-round.

Health Benefits of Lettuce:

  • Lettuce is an excellent source of Vitamin A, B-Complex vitamins, like thiamin and Vitamin B6, and the phytonutrient B-Carotene.
  • Lettuce is also a good source of folates, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
  • It also contains good amounts of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which are very essential for body metabolism.

How to Select Lettuce:

  • Choose a head of lettuce that’s healthy looking with fresh, clean outer leaves and compact inner leaves.
  • Avoid lettuce that is wilted or with brown spotted leaves.

How to Store Lettuce:

  • Refrigerate lettuce in plastic bag for up to 1 week.

How to Prepare Lettuce:

  • Rinse and dry lettuce before chopping.

Fun Facts About Lettuce:

  • Iceberg lettuce acquired its name from the method by which it was shipped. It was packed in ice for shipping.
  • Americans consume 30 pounds of lettuce per person each year.
  • Most of the romaine consumed in the United States is grown in Florida