Our most popular lettuce, perfect for the majority of culinary applications. Fresh crispy texture and mild flavour make buttercrunch an ideal base for healthy salads and fantastic ingredient for sandwiches, wraps and burgers. Good heat tolerance when served with hot dishes.
Lettuce provides fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, along with for very, very few calories. With respect to vitamins, lettuce is a source of folate, a B vitamin needed to make and repair DNA in cells, and vitamin K, a nutrient linked to healthy bones. You also get potassium, a mineral important for healthy blood pressure, as well as a little calcium in lettuce.
Lettuce is also a good source of two phytochemicals: beta-carotene and lutein. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells in the body from damage caused by free radicals. In fact, its antioxidant properties are thought to help prevent certain cancers and other diseases.
Lutein is also an antioxidant that helps preserve our eyesight as we age. Once consumed, lutein makes its way to the eye where it protects the retina and lens from free radical damage. Research shows that people who have high intakes of lutein from foods are less likely to develop cataract and loss of visual sharpness.
Sold per head. Also available in red variety.