Lettuce Baby Cos – Twin Pack


Baby cos lettuce has the same nutritional value as the whole cos lettuce. It has about seven to eight times more beta-carotene, two to four times more calcium, and twice as much potassium as iceberg lettuce. It is also a good source of vitamin A and iron (the darker the leaves, the higher the nutrient level), and a solid source of potassium and thiamine, calcium, phosphorous, iron and vitamin C. Interestingly, lettuce contains a substance known as lactucarium (or ‘lettuce opium’), which is an opium-like substance recognized for inducing sleep in humans – this explains why the Romans and Egyptians used to eat lettuce after their dinner!