Iceberg lettuce, also known as crisphead lettuce, has pale green leaves and grows in cabbage-like bulbs. It grows best in cool climates and requires a long winter season to grow fully. Lettuce and other leafy greens make up an important part of a healthy diet.
Lettuce is suitable for people who wish to lose weight, due to its high nutrient density and low calorie content.
Iceberg lettuce has just 10 calories per cup of shredded lettuce, making it one of the least caloric foods you can eat.
Wrap the entire head in a paper towel, place in a plastic bag, and store in the fridge. Pull off leaves or cut off chunks of lettuce as you need them, rewrap remaining lettuce in paper towel and return to plastic bag.