Lettuce

Some call lettuce “Rabbit Food,” but that’s not all its good for. These leafy greens are a lightweight, healthy vegetable that provide a good number of nutrients, like Potassium and Vitamin A. They’re not the easiest to grow to perfection, but we’ve sure been doing it for a long time with great success. Because we deliver our lettuce with our own trucks it’s the freshest around.

Availibility

Summer

Did You Know?

  • Iceberg lettuce is the most popular lettuce in the United States
  • Romaine has one of the highest nutritional values in the lettuce category
  • Lettuce tastes sweetest in cool weather
  • The darker the lettuce, the more nutritious it is
  • Lettuce is harvested just before it reaches maturity for maximum freshness

Nutritional Highlights

The nutritional value of lettuce varies with the variety.

Raw lettuce (1 Cup Chopped)

  • Calories 9
  • Dietary Fiber 1.3
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrates 1.34g
  • Vitamin A 1456 IU
  • Vitamin C 13.44
  • Calcium 20.16
  • Iron 0.62
  • Potassium 162.4mg

For optimal nutritional value, lettuce should be eaten while its fresh and crisp. 

Buying & Storing Tips

Whether you're buying full heads or a bagged mix, look for crisp, green leaves. Avoid if the leaves show any browning.

Iceberg and Romaine lettuce will store for a week or so in your crisper, but other more gentle leaves should be used as soon as possible.