Lettuce benefits


What are lettuces?

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L) is a vegetable.

This consists of a long or rounded leaves depending on the variety.

Its color varies from yellow or almost white to deep green or even bluish or brown.

They have a mild flavor, but sometimes it's a little bitter.

What are the lettuce main nutrients?

As an energy source, 100 grams of lettuce provide 13 kilocalories.

Their proportion of nutrients are divided into:

- More than 95% is water.

- A 0.2% fat.

- About 1.2% of proteins.

- Nearly 2.3% of carbohydrates.

- A 1% fiber.

At the level of minerals is a vegetable rich in potassium and calcium.

A level of vitamins is a vegetable rich in vitamin A and vitamin C.

Photo of lettuce

Tipos de lechugas
Different types of lettuce (endive, above, oak leaf, below)

Nutritional characteristics of lettuce

- Lettuce has a very high water content.

- It gives us very little energy.

- It contains little fat, but of high quality and with many health benefits.

- It has a low protein content.

- It is low in carbohydrates, especially starches.

- It has a high fiber content.

- It helps to remove toxins from our body, because it contains potassium.

- Because of its calcium content, it maintains the balance of the formation of strong bones.

- It protects the skin and helps keep it healthy, because of vitamin A.

- It protects us from colds and helps heal wounds, because it contains vitamin C.

Dibujo de lechuga
A drawing of lettuce (More food drawings)

Lettuce composition

Lettuce composition

Lettuce in the kitchen:

- Some recipes.

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