The Food Coach

Healthy Food Database - Butternut lettuce

A delicate lettuce with soft silky green leaves that are loosely packed around a small head. They have a delicate smooth taste.
Category: Vegetable
In Season:
To Buy: Look for fresh, unblemished leaves free of insect attack. Butternut lettuces are available as living plants with the roots intact.
To Store: Store in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Tips & Tricks: Buy a salad spinner to wash and thoroughly dry lettuce.

Nutrition (1 Cup):

Energy (kJ): 11
Protein (g): 0.2
Saturated Fat, g : 0.0
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Negligible
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Carbohydrates, g: 0.3
Fat (g): 0.0
Monosaturated Fat , g: 0.0
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Moderate

Cooking:

Cooking Tips: This delicate leaf should be dressed with a simple French dressing - make from olive oil, grain mustard and white wine vinegar (3 parts oil : 1 part vinegar).

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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