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Okay, now, iceberg stinks, nutritionally speaking. But.. what about the "greener" part of the head? You know, the pretty leaves on the outside? Are they any better than the white stuff in the middle?
 

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Chlorophyll is always good, but you just don't get a lot from iceburg lettuce no matter how you slice it. Iceburg lettuce is good for hydration and cooling your body on a hot summers day. Other than that, and a little fiber, I can't speak too highly of it. Perhaps someone else can enlighten us on it's virtues
 

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Iceburg lettuce, due to it's high water volume and ridges, is a very good carrier of bacteria and nasty stuff.<br><br><br><br>
If a foodworker has E.coli or salmonella or any of the other bajillions of foodbourne illnesses on his hands, it is more likely to grab onto iceburg and stay there.<br><br><br><br>
Also, melons. The rind can easily carry bacteria and viruses, so be careful when you cut a melon to thoroughly clean the surface and knife. I prefer spinach, although it is a very genetically engineered and chemical-laden crop.<br><br><br><br>
Actually, I stopped eating once I started learning about food. I live on Rice Dream and Newman's Own cookies.<br><br><br><br>
----Trav-------
 

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Iceberg lettuce is used in restaurants a lot because it has a good shelf life (as compared to leafy green lettuce).<br><br><br><br>
I buy and use Iceberg because I like the crunchness and the taste. I mix it with other greens in salads - and I use it shredded in sandwiches.<br><br><br><br>
It has next to no nutritional value - but it's fairly inexpensive (compared to romaine, butterhead,leaf) - at least where I live.
 

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Iceberg lettuce has a lot of fiber. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Iceberg lettuce - I actually like it. I use it in falafel with grated carrot. The high water volume means that if you use it as a complimentary salad for a dry food, you can balance it out with iceberg. Or so I believe. (I bake ready made falafel, so it's a little dry.)
 

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I rarely use iceberg. I sometimes get it for filling in something else, but never eat it in salad.
 

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dont you all love it when the omnis have a big bowl of the obligatory "salad" at their gatherings, so that they can feel virtuous i suppose and think they are eating vegetables? and then no one touches it anyway as they are stuffing their faces with flesh. they also often cannot believe when i decline their salad---i mean that it all veg*ns eat after all.
 

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MyOwnPath- Never read the book "Spoiled" by Nichols Fox! After reading it I never wanted to eat anything again, even being vegan. But I did get hungry about an hour later, so...<br><br><br><br>
As far as iceberg lettuce, I don't care for it, but I guess the rouffage is good for um..."cleaning house".
 

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Yum Smedley, I love those salads, oh those mealy tomatoes and pre-chopped bagged carrots, big rings of green peppers, tossed with peeled and seeded cucumbers. Oh, I could on, but then I would have to include the spicy radish, and pre-shaved red cabbage. Mouth watering aren't they? Want a little flavor? Toss some cheese in it. And, let's make sure that there plenty of ranch and creamy italian dressing sitting in their bottles near by.
 
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