Sunday, February 27, 2011

Romaine or Iceberge?

I was once told it didn't it was a filler but had no nutritional value what so ever.  I find out now that was false.  As you will see below it certainly has nutritional value.   So basically the real question is which lettuce is best?

 Romaine
Iceberge

One cup of iceberg lettuce:
  • 8 calories
  • 0.5 gram protein
  • 0.7 gram fiber
  • 10 mg calcium
  • 78 mg potassium
  • 1.5 mg vitamin C
  • 16 mcg folate
  • 13.3 mcg of vitamin K
  • 164 mcg beta carotene
  • 152 mcg of lutein + zeaxanthin
One cup of romaine lettuce has:
  • 8 calories
  • 0.58 gram protein
  • 1 gram fiber
  • 16 mg calcium
  • 116 mg potassium
  • 11.3 mg vitamin C
  • 64 mcg folate
  • 48.2 mcg vitamin K
  • 1637 mcg beta carotene
  • 1087 mcg of lutein + zeaxanthin.
Romaine would be the better choice with more nutrients but either is a wonderful food to eat every day!

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