Iceberg Lettuce from Best and Worst Salad Greens Slideshow

Best and Worst Salad Greens Slideshow

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Iceberg Lettuce

Because it’s crispy, has a very mild flavor, and is cheap, iceberg lettuce is perhaps the most popular salad green in America. It also has a reputation for being a lettuce without any nutritional value. Although it is not without some nutrients (it has seven percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin A and three percent of vitamin C), iceberg lettuce is the least nutritious salad green.


Romaine lettuce has more vitamin A and C than iceberg and bibb lettuce has more than four times the vitamin K. Also, most of the 10 calories per one cup comes from carbohydrates so make sure to add more nutritious greens into your diet than iceberg lettuce.