Butterhead lettuce is a head lettuce whose large, rounded leaves grow to form a loose, blossoming, short head. The green leaves have a soft, thin, buttery texture.

Health considerations

Butterhead lettuce is a source of vitamins A, C, K, and folate, and small amounts of calcium, iron, and potassium. Like all lettuces it is low in calories. Butterhead lettuce is high in antioxidants.

May be found in

Salad mixes, salads, sold as is, prepared meals, prepared sandwiches



Alternative Spellings and Names

Boston lettuce, Bibb lettuce

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