Also known as Boston and Bibb Lettuce, Butter Lettuce will have large, loose heads of thick green leaves. If you scratch the stalk, you can smell whether it is going to taste sweet or bitter.
To keep Butter Lettuce fresh, best to store in a perforated bag in the vegetable container of the refrigerator.
Nutritional Facts about Butter Lettuce:
- Contains lactucarium, which helps in treating insomnia, intestinal spasms and palpitations.
- It is composed of 96% water.
- Rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, vitamins A, B, C and K and, contains 1.3% protein.