Romaine lettuce is a vegetable member of the Asteraceae family and is native to the eastern Mediterranean regions and western parts of Asia.
Romaine lettuce is the most nutrient-rich of all lettuce varieties. The greener the leaf, the higher the nutrient content and the better the taste.
- Rich in vitamins A and C and antioxidants such as caffeic acid which work together to maintain healthy vision, regulate the flow of blood around the body and to prevent neurodegenerative diseases. (1)
- High in fibre which permits digestive ease and the increase of bile which breaks down cholesterol build up in the liver. (2)
- A good source of B-vitamins which helps the body metabolise carbohydrates, carbohydrates and fats. (3)
- An excellent source of vitamin K and potassium which combine to reduce blood pressure levels, increase bone strength and limit neuron damage. (4) (5)
Romaine Lettuce Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||3|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||3 g||1%|
|Dietary Fibre||2 g||8%|
|Vitamin A 174%||Vitamin C||40%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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