Lettuce, Green Leaf

Lettuce, Green Leaf

Lettuce, Green Leaf

Green leaf lettuce is a sweet and very delicately textured and flavored lettuce.  To add “interest” to our mixed green salads, we like to combine green leaf lettuce together with some of the firmer and stronger tasting greens, such as romaine, chicory and escarole.  Select heads of leaf lettuce that are bright green and with “firm” leaves (leaves that don’t flop over when the head is held upright).  See the nutritional chart below.

Previous Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/lettuce-gem-red/
Next Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/lettuce-iceberg/

Lettuce, looseleaf, raw

Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa

NDB No: 11253

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
94.00
0
 
Energy
kcal
18
0
 
Energy
kj
75
0
 
Protein
g
1.30
0
 
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.30
0
 
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
3.50
0
 
Fiber, total dietary
g
1.9
0
 
Ash
g
0.90
0
 
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
68
0
 
Iron, Fe
mg
1.40
0
 
Magnesium, Mg
mg
11
0
 
Phosphorus, P
mg
25
0
 
Potassium, K
mg
264
0
 
Sodium, Na
mg
9
0
 
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.29
0
 
Copper, Cu
mg
0.044
0
 
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.750
0
 
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.2
156
0.019
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
18.0
0
 
Thiamin
mg
0.050
0
 
Riboflavin
mg
0.080
0
 
Niacin
mg
0.400
0
 
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.200
0
 
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.055
0
 
Folate, total
mcg
50
0
 
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
Folate, food
mcg
50
0
 
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
50
0
 
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
Vitamin A, IU
IU
1900
0
 
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
190
0
 
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
0.440
0
 
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.039
0
 
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
10:0
g
0.000
0
 
12:0
g
0.000
0
 
14:0
g
0.000
0
 
16:0
g
0.035
0
 
18:0
g
0.004
0
 
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.012
0
 
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.003
0
 
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.009
0
 
20:1
g
0.000
0
 
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.159
0
 
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.047
0
 
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.113
0
 
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
Phytosterols
mg
38
0
 
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.009
0
 
Threonine
g
0.059
0
 
Isoleucine
g
0.084
0
 
Leucine
g
0.079
0
 
Lysine
g
0.084
0
 
Methionine
g
0.016
0
 
Cystine
g
0.016
0
 
Phenylalanine
g
0.055
0
 
Tyrosine
g
0.032
0
 
Valine
g
0.070
0
 
Arginine
g
0.071
0
 
Histidine
g
0.022
0
 
Alanine
g
0.056
0
 
Aspartic acid
g
0.142
0
 
Glutamic acid
g
0.182
0
 
Glycine
g
0.057
0
 
Proline
g
0.048
0
 
Serine
g
0.039
0
 

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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