Lettuces

iceberg lettuce

Iceberg lettuce is a variety of lettuce with crisp leaves which grows in a spherical head resembling cabbage. More likely, considered one of the sweeter lettuce varieties like romaine and butterhead.

A mature lettuce grows to about one foot in diameter. The leaves on the outside tend to be green and the leaves in the center go from pale yellow to nearly whitish as you move closer and closer to the center of the head.

It is known for its mild flavor and firm crunchy texture. Indeed, a good choice for salads, shredded in snacks or as a garnish, and on sandwiches. When used in combination with other varieties of lettuce, iceberg lettuce will contribute a pleasant crunch to salads.

Moreover, its uniform, pale-green leaves make lettuce an easy product to work with, making it a good choice for many recipes.

The nutritional value we get from lettuce is this leafy green is a good source of fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron. It has relatively few calories by weight because of its high water content.

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