Nutrition Facts On Butterhead Lettuce

As one of the most nutrient rich lettuce butterhead lettuce is not only delicately tasty but a great source of Vitamin A and other minerals. A 1-cup serving of cut butter lettuce (55 g) contains 33% of recommended daily intake of vitamin A . As an antioxidant, vitamin A helps your body protect itself from damage from environmental toxins as well as free radicals. Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, is necessary to produce as well as maintain healthy skin, soft tissues, mucus membranes, teeth and bones. According to MedlinePlus, the recommended dietary allowance for vitamin A for adult men 14 and older is 900 micrograms, while for women the amount is 700 micrograms. In addition to vitamin A, a 1-cup serving of chopped butter lettuce contains more than 56 micrograms of vitamin K.

How much Vitamin A is needed?

Age in Years Daily Vitamin A Needs
micrograms(mcg)/day*
Do Not Exceed**
(mcg)/day
Men 19 and older 900 3000
Women 19 and older 700 3000
Pregnant Women
19 and older
770 3000
Breastfeeding Women
19 and older
1300 3000

Nutrient data for butterhead lettuce given by the USDA is shown below, For a complete nutritional information on butterhead lettuce follow theĀ linkĀ