Alternatives to the usual choice of lettuce
Although the endive salad is among consumers far the most popular component of the vitamin bomb, it is might sometimes better also to look at other options.
A bowl full of leaf lettuce does not contain 50 calories (of course, if we don’t subtract oil, sauce and starchy ingredients such as beans, corn, and chickpeas), while it is a good source of vitamins A, C and K, and folic acid (or vitamin B9) but due to the high water content it is ranked among the vegetables with the lowest concentration of micronutrients.
In terms of saturation with vitamins and minerals it is good to look at spinach, this according to the recommended daily intake for an average adult contains nearly double dose of vitamin K, a half dose of vitamin A and a lot of calcium and iron.
With vitamins C and A is rich crunchy Romanesque salad, and excellent choice are also radicchio and arugula. It is also good to know, that darker types of salads are usually a better source of vital micronutrients and antioxidants.