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Lettuce Nutrition

Lettuce Nutrition An excellent source of vitamin A and other nutrients, lettuce nutrition makes a great salad choice.

  • Lettuce nutrition contains an excellent amount of vitamin A which plays a part in eye health and can also help to fight off viral infections.

  • An excellent source of beta carotene, lettuce nutrition can help protect the bodies' cells from free radical damage, thereby helping to prevent cancer. Beta carotene also provides a source of vitamin A and can also help with immune and reproductive system function.

  • Lettuce nutrition also provides a good amount of vitamin K which helps with blood clotting and can also help prevent postmenopausal bone loss. Vitamin K can also provide protection against liver and prostate cancer.

  • Lettuces also provide a good amount of lutein and zeaxanthin which helps with eye health and also defends the bodies' cells from free radical damage.

  • One cup of lettuce contains around eight calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF LETTUCE:

    Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw

    Refuse: 6%  (Core)
    Scientific Name:  Lactuca sativa var. logifolia
    NDB No: 11251 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup shredded
    -------
    47g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    44.47
    Energy
    kcal
    8
    Energy
    kJ
    34
    Protein
    g
    0.58
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.14
    Ash
    g
    0.27
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    1.55
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    1.0
    Sugars, total
    g
    0.56
    Sucrose
    g
    0.00
    Glucose (dextrose)
    g
    0.18
    Fructose
    g
    0.38
    Lactose
    g
    0.00
    Maltose
    g
    0.00
    Galactose
    g
    0.00
    Starch
    g
    0.00
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    16
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    0.46
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    7
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    14
    Potassium, K
    mg
    116
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    4
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.11
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.023
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.073
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    0.2
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    11.3
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.034
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.031
    Niacin
    mg
    0.147
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.067
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.035
    Folate, total
    mcg
    64
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    64
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    64
    Choline, total
    mg
    4.7
    Betaine
    mg
    0.0
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    205
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    2456
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    0
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    4094
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    1087
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.06
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, beta
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, gamma
    mg
    0.17
    Tocopherol, delta
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    48.2
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.018
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.000
    16:0
    g
    0.016
    18:0
    g
    0.002
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.006
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.001
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.004
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.075
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.022
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.053
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.005
    Threonine
    g
    0.020
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.021
    Leucine
    g
    0.036
    Lysine
    g
    0.030
    Methionine
    g
    0.007
    Cystine
    g
    0.003
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.031
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.012
    Valine
    g
    0.026
    Arginine
    g
    0.025
    Histidine
    g
    0.010
    Alanine
    g
    0.026
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.065
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.084
    Glycine
    g
    0.023
    Proline
    g
    0.021
    Serine
    g
    0.024
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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