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Spinach vs Lettuce

In our household we switch out lettuce with spinach a long time ago. Why you might ask: its because of the great difference in nutrients that your body gets from consuming these vegetables.If you don’t have spinach available, try some of the other dark leafed salads, there are many to pick from.

Lettuce 30 g (1 cup) Spinnach 30 g (1 cup)
Est. % of Calories from Fat 0% 13%
Est. % of Calories from Carbohydrates 0% 63%
Est. % of Calories from Protein 0% 51%
Est. % of Calories from Cholesterol 0% 0%
Sodium 0% 1%
Potassium 0% 5%
Dietary Fiber 0% 3%
Sugars 0% 0.1 gr
Protein 0% 2%
Vitamin A 10% 56%
Vitamin C 2% 14%
Vitamin D 0% 0%
Vitamin E 0% 3%
Vitamin K 60% 181%
Calcium 0% 3%
Iron 0% 5%
Thiamin (B1) 0% 2%
Riboflavin (B2) 0% 1%
Vitamin B6 0% 3%
Manganese 0% 13%
Magnesium 2% 6%
Zink 1% 1%
Copper 0% 1%
Folic Acid (Folat) 16%

To read more about the differences in lettuce and spinach:

Nutrition Facts Lettuce

Nutrition Facts Spinach

Choosing between spinach and lettuce

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