Vegetable of the Month - Lettuce

Did you know...?

  • It is believed that lettuce was first cultivated in Egypt 6,000 years ago.
  • Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
  • Ancient Greeks served lettuce at the end of the meal because they believed it induced sleep.
  • The darker the lettuce, the more nutrients it provides.
  • Fibers are concentrated in the ribs, and the minerals and vitamins are concentrated in the leafy parts.
  • Varieties with dark green leaves are a good source of beta carotene.
  • Most important nutrition in lettuce are potassium and Vitamin A.
  • Do not cut or slice lettuce leaves in advance. Damaged, cut lettuce leaves release an ascorbic acid oxidase, which destroys vitamin C and causes the cut edges to discolor.


Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce

Grilled Lettuce

Lettuce Soup