Green leaf lettuce, along with red leaf, is an excellent source of vitamins A and K. In general, the greener and darker the leaf, the higher the nutritional value. All of the lettuces provide a great source of dietary fiber as well. Store green leaf lettuce in a plastic bag in the hydrator drawer of the refrigerator. Wash just before using. Remember to eat it within a few days.
Red leaf lettuce adds interesting color and texture to any salad. It is a rich source of vitamins A and K, and is high in antioxidants. Store in a plastic bag in the hydrator drawer of the refrigerator. Wash just before using. It has a shorter shelf life than some lettuces, so remember to use it within a few days.