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Lettuce, Iceberg

Department of Defense fact sheet containing nutritional information for iceberg lettuce.

Product Description

Lettuce is characterized by compact heads, light green color, crisp texture, and delicate flavor.

Peak Growing Season

Iceberg lettuce is available all year in California; however, the peak season is April through October.


Use in salads, sandwiches, and as garnishes.


Core iceberg lettuce by cutting the base out with a sharp knife and rinse the head under cold water. Cut into wedges, chop, or tear into bite-sized portions and serve.


The lettuce should be stored at 32–35 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 90–95 percent. Store iceberg lettuce in perforated plastic bags wrapped in damp paper towels, and keep in the refrigerator vegetable crisper.

Best If Used By

Iceberg lettuce will last for five to seven days if refrigerated properly.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup of raw Iceberg lettuce provides:

Calories 8
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 3.0 g
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.46 mg
Vitamin C 1.5 mg
Vitamin A 361 IU
Calcium 15 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g

Sources of Information

Produce Marketing Association [] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Oasis [] External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [] External link opens in new window or tab.
NutriKids Software [] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | | 916-322-5051 
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 28, 2014

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