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Green Leaf Lettuce Health Nutrition with Real Percentage

Researched By Modern Herbalife on 06 February 2015 | 6:03:00 PM

Green Leaf Lettuce is mainly eaten for salads. Otherwise, it is also eaten in various types of foods, such as sandwiches, soups and wraps. It may also commonly be eaten as a cooked leaf, grilled leaf, sautéed and braised leaf in the various types of recipes. But the raw leaf is the most beneficial for health. In the some sources of green leaf lettuce health nutrition are little difference shown in the red leaf lettuce which are described with its real percentage. The Chinese have eaten lettuce leaf (Woju yey (莴苣叶) both raw leaf and cooked leaf.

Health Nutrition of Green Leaf Lettuce

Green leaf lettuce, butterhead lettuce, crisphead lettuce, loose leaf lettuce or red leaf lettuce and romaine lettuce are a high-quality medicinal source. The green leaf lettuce is the best source of Vitamin-A and K. It provides 21 percent of vitamin-A, 105 percent of vitamin-K, 10 percent vitamin-C and a few percent of vitamin-B of the daily recommended value of vitamin in just 100 grams raw green leaf lettuce.

Green Leaf Lettuce Health Nutrition
Green Leaf Lettuce
Only one cup of raw lettuce leaf (only 100 gram) contains about 53 percent and 78 percent correspondingly just for 5 calories. Green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce and butterhead lettuce provide 13-17 calories. It also provides 1 gram of protein & dietary fiber and 2 gram of carbohydrates.

Green leaf lettuce provides some potassium, dietary fiber, carbohydrates, protein, as well as 2-11 percent of needed vitamins, and a small amount of fat as like as red leaf lettuce. It also provides copper, calcium, minerals, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and nutrients in just 1/2 cup of raw green leaf lettuce. In this lettuce present 95 gram of water, which protects the water loss problem?

You can also read to know about all kind of lettuce facts and health benefits for adult and children.

In spite of its helpful possessions, the polluted lettuce leaf is frequently an effective good source of bacterial, viral and parasitic prevalence in the human being. Lettuce leaf naturally exploits and condenses lithium gas.

According to the USDA Nutrient Database all about of the health nutrition of green leaf lettuce are described in the below graph clearly with their real quantity and percentage.

Green Leaf Lettuce
"Raw"
Nutritional Value Per 100 g (3.5 Oz)
Energy :55 KJ (13 kcal)
Carbohydrates :2.23 g
Sugars :0.94
Dietary Fiber :1.1 g
Fat :0.22 g
Protein :1.35 g
Vitamins
Vitamin-A equivalent :0.166 mg (21%)
Beta-carotene :1.987 mg (18%)
Lutein zeaxanthin :1.223 mg
Thiamine-(B1) :0.057 mg (5%)
Riboflavin-(B2) :0.062 mg (5%)
Pantothenic Acid (B5) :0.15 mg (3%)
Vitamin-(B6) :0.082 mg (6%)
Folate-(B9) :0.073 (18%)
Vitamin-C :3.7 mg (10%)
Vitamin-E :0.18 mg (1%)
Vitamin-K :0.1023 mg (105%)
Trace Metals
Calcium :35 mg (4%)
Iron :1.24 mg (10%)
Magnesium :13 mg (4%)
Manganese :0.179 mg (9%)
Phosphorus :33 mg (5%)
Potassium :238 mg (5%)
Sodium :5 mg (0%)
Zinc :0.2 mg (2%)
Other Constituents
Water :95.63 g
These percentages are almost approximated using
the recommendations of United State for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Nutrition Data

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