I is for iceberg lettuce. Crispy, sweet and full of hydration this makes a brilliant base for flavoursome salads, low carb “sandwiches”, wraps and sandwich fillers. It can be rolled, chopped and grated, making it versatile and easily eaten by little fingers and hands. The subtle taste makes it inoffensive and usable in a multitude of different dishes
DID YOU KNOW?
- Iceberg lettuce is an excellent source of potassium, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. It also contains traces of sodium, copper and zinc.
- Iceberg lettuce got its name from the fact that growers started shipping it covered with mounds of crushed ice in the 1920s.
- Before the 1920s, it has been called Crisphead lettuce.
- Iceberg lettuce belongs to the sunflower family.
WHY IS ICEBERG LETTUCE SO GOOD FOR YOU?
1- It’s a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C, which is great for cellular repair, protein production, blood clotting and fighting infection.
2- It also contains vitamin A which is an essential vitamin required for healthy eyes, cell growth, bone development and strengthening of the immune system.
3- Iceberg lettuce is a good source of thiamin, vitamin B6, and folate (vitamin B9). Folate rich foods are important for pregnant women as the nutrient helps to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly .
4- It only contains around 14 calories per 100 grams given that it’s mainly made up of water and dietary fibre, which makes it great for weight management and healthy bowels.
I is for Iceberg Lettuce. Below we have a fun iceberg lettuce craft idea on how to make an “Iceberg Igloo” as well as a delicious, simple and allergy friendly recipe idea for Rainbow Lettuce Wraps. These are fun ways to celebrate iceberg lettuce, to talk about its texture, taste and why its so good for us and important in our diets!