Availability: Year round
Facts: Lettuce is the second most popular vegetable in the U.S., second only to potatoes. Before refrigeration, huge quantities of ice were mounded on top of crisp head lettuce to keep it cool during shipping. This gave it the appearance of an iceberg. Hence the current name.
Serving Size: 1 cup
Selection: Choose heads with fresh, clean outer leaves and compact inner leaves.
Nutrition Benefits: Fat free; saturated fat free; very low sodium; cholesterol free; low-calorie.
Pigments: lutein, zeaxathin
Phytochemicals: Flavones, flavonanones, flavonols
Orac Score: 105