Kingdom: Plantae
Episode: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Team: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Type: Lactuca
Species: L. sativa
The countries with the highest lettuce production are China, USA, India and Spain. China provides more than half of the world's lettuce yield, but most of this production is used for domestic consumption.
Commercial agriculture of lettuce, which can be grown in every region in our country, is mostly produced in Aegean, Marmara and Mediterranean Regions. Adana and Mersin; Samsun and Mersin in curly lettuce; In the atomic (iceberg) lettuce, Ankara and Mersin are the provinces with the highest production.
Lettuce is used in the preparation of salads, sandwiches and wraps in homes and catering. Although not common in our country, lettuce is also used in vegetable juice or soup making.
100 grams of lettuce ingredients:
Energy: 13 kcal
Carbohydrate: 2.23 g
Oil: 0.22 g
Protein: 1.35 g
Dietary Fiber: 2,80 gr