Making Carbs count: Counting carbs for the diabetic diet

KITLIVING

recipe overleaf

Varieties will vary but for 100g (3.5oz)

of butterhead lettuce has 2g carbs, 13

cals and 1g of dietary fibre. It also has

97% of your recommended daily value

(DV) of vitamin K, 21% DV of vitamin A,

18% DV of your beta-carotene, 10% DV

folate, 10% DV iron, 9% DV manganese.

NUTRITION

of lettuce

L

ettuce was first cultivated

in ancient Egypt for the

production of oil from its

seeds as early as 2680

BC. Lettuce appears in

many medieval writings as a medicinal

herb. Lettuce has mild narcotic properties;

it was called 'sleepwort' by the AngloSaxons because of this, though the

modern cultivated L. sativa has lower

levels of the narcotic than its older, wilder

cousins.

Depending on the variety and time of

year, lettuce generally lives 65-130 days

from planting to harvesting. Because

lettuce that flowers becomes bitter, and

therefore unsaleable, plants grown for

consumption are rarely allowed to grow

to full maturity.

Between the late 16th century and the

early 18th century, many varieties were

developed in Europe, particularly Holland.

In 2015, world production of lettuce

(including chicory) was 26.1m tonnes,

with China alone producing 14.6m tonnes

(56% of the world total). Although China

is the top world producer of lettuce,

the majority of the crop is consumed

domestically, making Spain the world's

largest exporter of lettuce, with the US

ranking second. In the early 21st century,

bagged salad products increased in

the lettuce market, especially in the US

where innovative packaging and shipping

methods prolonged freshness.

The consumption of lettuce in China

developed differently from in Western

countries, due to health risks and cultural

aversion to eating raw leaves. In that

country, "salads" were created from

cooked vegetables and served hot or

cold. Lettuce was also used in a larger

variety of dishes than in Western countries,

contributing to a range of dishes including

tofu and meat dishes, soups as well as in

stirfries or just with other vegetables.

As described around 50AD, lettuce

leaves were often cooked and served

by the Romans with an oil-and-vinegar

dressing.

Stevie Parle writing for The Telegraph

described cooked lettuce, saying

"Different lettuces have different flavours:

escarole and radicchio can be pretty bitter

and need some acidity to make them

work; gem and butter lettuce are delicate

and sweet, though I sometimes think they

taste a little stronger when cooked. Even

rocket tastes good cooked, like a sort

of peppery spinach. Iceberg lettuce? To

my mind, not worth eating, either raw or

cooked."

For more recipes for cooking with

lettuce, see this article by Anna Jones

from The Guardian in May 2018.

Resources: Wikipedia

NUTRITION

of cucumber

Per 100g (3.5oz) cucumber has 4g

carbs, 16 cals, and 0.5g dietary fibre.

It also has 16% of your recommended

daily value (DV) of Vitamin K, 5% DV of

Vitamin B5, and 4% manganese.

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