- Author: Katie (Cathryn) R Johnson
Published on: May 13, 2020
May is one of the best months to eat the many varieties of lettuce that grow this time of year, from crunchy heads of butter lettuce to tender mixes of young multi-colored baby lettuces. Lettuce is an excellent source of Vitamin A and also provides some Vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium, and other trace minerals. Different types of lettuce contain different amounts of these nutrients, but all types of lettuce make a healthy and delicious base for salads made with seasonal produce. Lettuce is known as an easy way to add a fresh crunch to sandwiches, wraps and others meals, but if you find yourself with an overabundance of lettuce this time of year, try something different and make lettuce soup! See below for recipe ideas, or learn more about lettuce and view its nutrition facts at the USDA's Seasonal Produce Guide.
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