Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg lettuce belongs to the leafy vegetables group and comes from the United States of America. It is very compact and tightly wrapped. Its light green leaves are firm and crispy.

There are different varieties that at first glance, don’t seem to be very similar. It is grown and sold domestically from June to September and is imported during the winter months.  When purchasing iceberg lettuce, make sure that the head and leaves feel firm.  When kept well packaged and refrigerated, iceberg lettuce can be kept longer than other lettuces.

Season: From April to November

Nutritional Value Table

per 100 g edible portion
Energy Nutrients Minerals Vitamins
16 kcal Protein 1 g Sodium 4 mg B1 0.05 mg
65 kJ Fat 0.2 g Potassium 181 mg B2 0.03 mg
  Carbohydrates 1.6 g Calcium 34 mg B3 0.2 mg
  Dietary fibres 1.8 g Phosphorus 22 mg C 4 mg
    Magnesium 7 mg E 0.57 mg

Energy: 16 kcal, 65 kJ

Nutrients: Protein 1 g, Fat 0.2 g, Carbohydrates 1.6 g, Dietary fibres 1.8 g

Minerals: Sodium 4 mg, Potassium 181 mg, Calcium 34 mg, Phosphorus 22 mg, Magnesium 7 mg

Vitamins: B1 0.05 mg, B2 0.03 mg, B3 0.2 mg, C 4 mg, E 0.57 mg

Did you know...?

Iceberg lettuce contains about 94 percent water and like most leafy lettuces, has a balanced vitamin and mineral ratio.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

A half of an iceberg lettuce head