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
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>
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.
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.)
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.
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".
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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