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Baby spinach leaves with water droplets.
Lettuce is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin K.
Did you know?
The average American eats about 30 pounds of lettuce each year!
  • There are many types of lettuce but the most popular are leaf, romaine and head (like iceberg).
  • Choose lettuce with crisp leaves. Avoid bunches with brown leaves or slimy spots. The best heads of lettuce will be symmetrical.
  • 1 cup of raw lettuce contains:
    • 82% of your recommended daily value of vitamin A to keep eyes and skin healthy and to protect the body against infections.
    • 60% of your recommended daily value of vitamin K to help with the formation of bones, tissues and hormones.

Break leaves off of stem. Wash and dry leaves well before eating.

Try lettuce:

  • Blended into your favorite smoothie or juice
  • As a substitute for bread or tortillas for your favorite sandwiches, wraps or tacos
  • Grilled to add extra flavor
  • Incorporated into your favorite salad
  • Wash lettuce and dry well using paper towels or a salad spinner before storing.
  • To store, wrap lettuce in a paper towel, place in plastic bag or storage container and place in refrigerator. Replace paper towel any time it feels wet.
  • Lettuce will keep for up to a week if stored properly.
How to chop romaine lettuce
How to chop romaine lettuce

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