Vitamin C – for a strong immune system
Iceberg lettuce: 2mg
Baby spinach: 11mg
Iron – to transport oxygen
Iceberg lettuce: 0.3g
Baby spinach: 0.8g
Folate – important for mums-to-be
Iceberg lettuce: 12mcg
Baby spinach: 73mcg
Beta carotene – supports eye health
Iceberg lettuce: 58mcg
Baby spinach: 1895mcg
Both are deserving of a place in your fridge’s veggie crisper drawer because they both contribute to your five daily serves of veg and are versatile, low-kilojoule/calorie salad additions. However, baby spinach outperforms iceberg lettuce in terms of good-for-you micronutrients.
Delicious ways to use spinach and lettuce
And here are 10 tasty ways with lettuce
Baby spinach is…
➜ higher in vitamin C
➜ higher in iron
➜ higher in folate
➜ higher in beta carotene
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