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LET~US Facts

~Lettuce is a source of vitamin K, which helps strengthen bones. Consuming adequate amounts of vitamin K can also reduce your risk of bone fracture. ~Water makes up over 95% of raw lettuce. As a result, eating lettuce aids in hydrating the body. ~ Lettuce is a great source of fiber, potassium, manganese, iron, folate, and vitamin C. ~Lettuce is a rich source of vitamins K and A and is thought to help in controlling inflammation, reducing body weight, promoting brain health, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. What Are The Different Types Of Lettuce? ~Butterhead, which has loose leaves and a buttery texture. This variety is widely cultivated in Europe. Boston lettuce is another form of butter lettuce. ~Celtuce, also called the Chinese variety. It possesses strong-flavored leaves that are long and tapering. ~Crisphead, which forms tight and dense heads and resembles a cabbage. This is also called the iceberg lettuce, given its high water content. ~Looseleaf, which has flavorful leaves that are tender and delicate. A couple of variants include the green oak leaf and the red oak leaf. ~Romaine lettuce, which has a long head of sturdy leaves. This is the most nutritious and the most popular type of lettuce used in the USA. Romaine lettuce is also called cos. Summer crisp, which forms moderately dense heads that have a crunchy texture. This is an intermediate between the crisphead and looseleaf type. ~Lamb lettuce, which has long spoon-shaped dark leaves and a tangy flavor. ~Salad Mix which is a variety of lettuces harvested at a baby stage of 20-28 days

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