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.
1 cup of raw Iceberg lettuce provides:
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Vitamin C||1.5 mg|
|Vitamin A||361 IU|
|Dietary Fiber||0.7 g|
Sources of Information
Produce Marketing Association [www.pma.com]
Produce Oasis [www.produceoasis.com]
U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrition Data Laboratory [http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00]
NutriKids Software [http://www.nutrikids.com/]