Nutritional Value:
Lamb's lettuce provides a high dose of fiber and beta carotene, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, and bioflavonoids in just 50 calories.
Lamb's Lettuce

Nutritional Serving:
  • Category and serving: Free Food. Eat as much as you want
  • Carbohydrate: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Calories: 0 calories

Lamb's lettuce has small, delicate leaves. It's a great companion to sandwiches and salads, cold pasta, chicken and tuna. It's available year round and cheap. Dark green leaves provide more beta carotene and vitamin C than paler leaves, and provide bioflavonoids.

Lamb's lettuce provides a high-dose of:

Beta carotene, linked with cancer prevention particularly lung cancer and reduction in the risk of heart disease. Beta carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A, vitamin that prevents night blindness, needed for growth and cell development, maintains healthy skin, hair, and nails as well as gums, glands, bones, and teeth. May prevent lung cancer.

Fiber that makes you feel full which may reduce your appetite. Soluble fiber lowers LDL cholesterol reducing the risk of heart disease, regulates blood sugar which may reduce the onset risk or symptoms of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, and may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, and help manage diarrhea. They provide insoluble fiber that speeds the passage of foods through your digestive track facilitating regular defecation and adds bulk to stool which alleviates constipation. This may help people suffering from hemorrhoids and prevent diverticulitis, an intestinal disorder in which small pockets bulging from the colon wall become inflamed.

Lamb's lettuce provides some:

Bioflavonoids protecting against cancer specifically prostrate and uterus cancer. Bioflavonoids may block the onset of new tumors, inhibit growth and spread of existing tumors, and thought to protect eyesight.

Vitamin C, vitamin that strengthens blood vessel walls, promotes wound healing, promotes iron absorption, helps prevent atherosclerosis, protects against cell damage by free radicals, may reduce risk of certain cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases.

Calcium, mineral that builds strong bones and teeth, vital to muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, and metabolism. It also helps regulate blood pressure, prevent osteoporosis, and may help protect against colon cancer.

Potassium, which gives a positive effect in lowering blood pressure. Also helps maintain fluid balance, promotes proper metabolism and muscle functions.

Iron, needed to produce hemoglobin which transports oxygen throughout the body.

Folate, needed to make DNA, RNA, and red blood cells, and to synthesize certain amino acids. Folate helps prevent congenital neurological defects in pregnant or woman who are planning pregnancy.
Expensive and often found in gourmet shops only.