Iceberg lettuce is one of the favourite green leafy vegetables used. Iceberg lettuce has a mild flavour and firm, crunchy texture, making it a good choice for salads and sandwiches. When used in combination with other varieties of lettuce, iceberg lettuce will contribute a pleasant crunch to salads or a healthy addition to a sandwich. When choosing a head of lettuce opt for one that looks fresh and not wilted and brown. Store in an airtight bag or covered container the refrigerator and it can last up to two weeks. Be sure to rinse the lettuce thoroughly before you use it. Let the leaves dry a bit or use a salad spinner to get rid of the excess water. And don’t chop your lettuce until you are ready to use it. The leaves oxidize quickly, and although the brownish edges won’t hurt you, they don’t look good.
A typical 100g portion contains, 13 calories, 0.3g protein, 1.6g carbohydrate and 0.1g fat.