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Butterhead Lettuce
(Lactuca sativa)

summer crisp

Butter lettuce, is a Butterhead cultivar, and is also called Boston lettuce or Bibb lettuce. Its loose heads have a softer, buttery quality and a slightly sweet flavor. Fresh Butter lettuce heads will have an even green color and a pleasant smell.

Butter lettuce provides 15 to 35% of daily Vitamin A needs based on a 2000 calorie diet. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin K, with 56 mcg providing 70% of the daily value. A serving of Butter lettuce offers 2% of the daily value of calcium.

Washed and dried Butter Lettuce can be kept in your refrigerator for up to five days. Living lettuce should be stored in its original container and rinsed well immediately before using.

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