Red Leaf Lettuce

Lettuce, Red Leaf, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin K.

The food contains 2.26g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 1.33 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its low fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats.

It has a low density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 99, for Lettuce, Red Leaf, Raw, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein33%
 Calories from Fat12%
 Calories from Carbs55%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin K
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A7492.6 IU149.9%Top 10%Very High
Retinol Activity Equivalent375 mcg
Alpha Carotene0 mcg
Beta Carotene4494.4 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin0 mcg
Lycopene0 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin1723.9 mcg
Vitamin C3.7 mg6.2%Top 30%High
Vitamin E0.15 mg0.5%Bottom 30%Low
Beta Tocopherol0 mg
Gamma Tocopherol0.2 mg
Delta Tocopherol0 mg
Vitamin K140.3 mcg175.4%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.06 mg4.3%Mid 40%Average
Riboflavin0.08 mg4.5%Mid 40%Average
Niacin0.32 mg1.6%Bottom 30%Low
Vitamin B60.1 mg5%Mid 40%Average
Folate36 mcg9%Top 30%High
Food Folate36 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.14 mg1.4%Mid 40%Average
Choline11.8 mg
Betaine0.2 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium33 mg3.3%Mid 40%Average
Iron1.2 mg6.7%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium12 mg3%Bottom 30%Low
Phosphorus28 mg2.8%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium187 mg5.3%Mid 40%Average
Sodium25 mg1%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.2 mg1.3%Bottom 30%Low
Copper0.03 mg1.4%Bottom 30%Low
Manganese0.2 mg10.1%Mid 40%Average
Selenium1.5 mcg2.1%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate2.26 g0.8%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber0.9 g3.6%Mid 40%Average
Starch0 g
Sugars0.5 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose200 mg
Fructose280 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein1.3 g2.7%Bottom 30%Low
Tryptophan22 mg
Threonine48 mg
Isoleucine38 mg
Leucine70 mg
Lysine45 mg
Methionine16 mg
Cystine9 mg
Phenylalanine67 mg
Tyrosine29 mg
Valine48 mg
Arginine41 mg
Histidine19 mg
Alanine51 mg
Aspartic Acid140 mg
Glutamic Acid155 mg
Glycine48 mg
Proline38 mg
Serine44 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.22 g0.34%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water95.6 g
Ash0.5 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 16 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.22 g 0.34%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 25 mg 1%

Total Carbohydrates 2.26 g 0.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.9 g3.6%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 1.3 g 2.7%

Vitamin A 149.9% Vitamin C 6.2%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 6.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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