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.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • 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

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 17
Calories from Fat 3
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 8 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 3 g 1%
Dietary Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 174% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 3% Iron 5%

*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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