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Red Leaf Lettuce Health Nutrition with Real Percentage

Researched By Modern Herbalife on 13 February 2015 | 9:58:00 AM

Red leaf lettuce is as like as romaine lettuce with simple deference. Red leaf lettuce has red-tinged leaves except romaine lettuce. Red leaf lettuce under the group of lettuce cultivars with red leaf just. Red Leaf Lettuce is mainly eaten for salads,
Red Leaf Lettuce Health Nutrition
besides it is also eaten in various types of foods and recipes such as sandwiches, soups and wraps as a raw leaf, cooked leaf, and grilled leaf, sautéed and braised leaf. But in the raw leaf it has more health benefit. The Chinese have eaten lettuce leaf (Woju yey (莴苣叶) both raw leaf and cooked leaf.

Health Nutrition of Red Leaf Lettuce

Red leaf lettuce has about the similar nutritional summary as green leaf lettuce and romaine lettuce. The red leaf lettuce is the best source of Vitamin-A and K. It provides 134 percent vitamin-K, 47 percent vitamin-B, and 4 percent vitamin-C of the daily recommended value of vitamin. It is a leaf which is free from fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. It has also low sodium, low calories. It is a good source of manganese. Only one cup of raw lettuce provides 4 calories and 2+ gram of carbohydrate, 1+ gram of protein. It is also provides some fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium and phosphorus. Red leaf lettuce has 95 grams of water, which protects the water loss problem. To decrease the danger of bacterial enlargement, keep cold the red leaf lettuce within only two hours.

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

Red Leaf Lettuce "Raw"
Nutritional Value Per 100 g (3.5 Oz)
Energy :68 KJ (16 kcal)
Carbohydrates :2.26 g
Sugars :0.48
Dietary Fiber :0.9 g
Fat :0.22 g
Protein :1.33 g
Vitamin-A equivalent :0.375 mg (47%)
Beta-carotene :4.495 mg (42%)
Lutein zeaxanthin :1.724 mg
Thiamine-(B1) :0.064 mg (6%)
Riboflavin-(B2) :0.077 mg (6%)
Pantothenic Acid (B5) :0.144 mg (3%)
Vitamin-(B6) :0.1 mg (8%)
Folate-(B9) :0.036 (9%)
Vitamin-C :3.7 mg (4%)
Vitamin-E :0.15 mg (1%)
Vitamin-K :0.1403 mg (134%)
Trace Metals
Calcium :33 mg (3%)
Iron :1.2 mg (9%)
Magnesium :12 mg (3%)
Manganese :0.203 mg (10%)
Phosphorus :28 mg (4%)
Potassium :187 mg (4%)
Sodium :25 mg (2%)
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: 1.  USDA Nutrient Database
2.  Nutrition Data

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