Originally known as “crisp-head,” the name was changed to “iceberg” in the 1920s. With its high-water and low-calorie content (only 14 calories per 100g), iceberg lettuce can help with weight loss. It's crisp leaves are fat-, saturated fat- and cholesterol-free, low in sodium and contain such nutrients as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, folate and vitamins A, K and C.
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From savory appetizers to decadent desserts and each course in between, the Foxy-brand line of produce adds healthful nutrients and flavorful ingredients. These recipes offer suggestions for food pairings, hint at the culinary versatility Foxy-brand products provide and help you fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit at every meal, as suggested by U.S. dietary guidelines.
|Southwestern Shrimp Dip with Lettuce Bowl||30 min prep|
Select green heads with crisp outer leaves and compact inner leaves. To wash, remove the core with a paring knife, open up the head with your hands, immerse in a bowl filled with cool water and swish gently. After about 30 seconds, remove lettuce, shake water off the leaves and blot dry on paper towels or clean dish towel. Or use a salad spinner to wash and dry. To store, roll leaves in paper towels and a plastic bag; keep in refrigerator crisper up to one week.