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Lettuce, Butter

Lettuce is a mild-flavored, leaf vegetable commonly used in salads and sandwiches. Butter lettuce includes Boston and Bibb varieties, which have a slightly sweet and buttery flavor.

Butter lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate. Just one cup provides 70% of the recommended daily value of vitamin K, which plays a pivotal role in blood clotting and building healthy bones. (See more butter lettuce nutrition facts on

Refrigerate unwashed leaves in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. Do not store lettuce with melons, apples, pears, or other ethylene gas-emitting fruits as they will cause the lettuce to turn brown.  Lettuce and many other leafy greens may wilt easily.  Often, they are just dried out which can occur even if the greens remain in constant refrigeration.  To refresh lettuce, submerge the wilted greens in cold water and keep in the refrigerator overnight.  

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