Louisiana Harvest of the Month - Lettuce

Crystal Besse, Myhand, Judith D., Motsenbocker, Carl E.

Fun Facts About Lettuce!

  • Lettuce can be grouped into four main types: butterhead, iceberg, leaf and romaine.
  • Americans love lettuce! On average, each of us eats about 30 pounds of lettuce a year.
  • Lettuce is a common hydroponic plant, grown with nutrient-rich water delivered to the roots instead of growing in soil.

Lettuce Is Nutritious and Good for You!

  • Low in calories.
  • Dark green lettuce is an excellent source of vitamins A and K and folate.
  • Good source of potassium.
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