Iceberg lettuce is a member of the Asterceae and was widely cultivated by the Greeks and the Romans.


It was first called the “Crisphead” lettuce because of its texture and shape. Its name, “Iceberg,” came from the fact that this vegetable was often filled with large amounts of ice to preserve it and slow down its decay whilst it was being transported.

Health Benefits


  • Contribute towards weight loss as it provides only 14 calories per 100 grams. (1)


  • Contains a significant amount of folate, a mineral that is essential for preventing birth defects. (2)


  • Provides vitamin C which helps maintain retina functions and improves the body’s immune system through its antioxidant properties. (3)


  • Contains the minerals potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium which are great phytonutrients for regulating blood flow and for strengthening joints. (4) (5)



Iceberg Lettuce Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams

  Amt. Per
% Daily
Calories 14
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 3 g 1%
Dietary Fibre 1 g 5%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A10% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium2% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.





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