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Romaine Lettuce

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Romaine Lettuce review: 97 facts and highlights

Romaine Lettuce
34
points
Romaine Lettuce

Why is Romaine Lettuce better than the average?

  • Higher water content per 100g
    ?

    94.61gvs87.19g
  • More folate per 100g
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    136µgvs54.06µg
  • More vitamin A (RAE) per 100g
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    436µgvs113.72µg
  • More vitamin A (IU) per 100g
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    8710IUvs2282.68IU
  • More vitamin K per 100g
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    102.5µgvs65.81µg
  • Less fructose per 100g
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    0.8gvs0.84g
  • More beta carotene per 100g
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    5226µgvs1167.96µg
  • Smaller amount of sugars per 100g
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    1.19gvs2.64g

General values

1. higher water content per 100g
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Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Waxgourd

96.1g

94.61g

2. more food energy (kJ) per 100g
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The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Potato Flour

1493kJ

72kJ

3. more lipids per 100g
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Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

Dried Pasilla Pepper

15.85g

0.3g

4. more dietary fiber per 100g
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Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.

Best

Dried Pasilla Pepper

26.8g

2.1g

5. more food energy (kcal) per 100g
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The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Potato Flour

357kcal

17kcal

6. more proteins per 100g
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Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Sun-dried Tomatoes

14.11g

1.23g

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g
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Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Dehydrated Onion Flakes

83.28g

3.29g

2. less fructose per 100g
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Fructose, also called fruit sugar, is a monosaccharide which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Consuming too much fructose can cause high blood pressure.

Best

Maitake Mushrooms

0g

0.8g

3. more lactose per 100g
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Lactose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) usually found in milk, composed of galactose and glucose.

Best

Maitake Mushrooms

0.33g

0g

4. more maltose per 100g
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Maltose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) which helps regulate digestion due to its antimicrobial properties.

Best

Broccoli

0.21g

0g

5. more galactose per 100g
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Galactose is one of the monosaccharides found in lactose. It is less sweet than glucose and contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system.

Best

Celery

0.48g

0g

6. smaller amount of sugars per 100g
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The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

Best

Watercress

0.2g

1.19g

Minerals

1. more calcium per 100g
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Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.

Best

Dried Agar Seaweed

625mg

33mg

2. more magnesium per 100g
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Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Dried Agar Seaweed

770mg

14mg

3. more potassium per 100g
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Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

Sun-dried Tomatoes

3427mg

247mg

4. more manganese per 100g
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Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.

Best

Fireweed Leaves

6.7mg

0.15mg

5. more iron per 100g
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Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Dried Agar Seaweed

21.4mg

0.97mg

6. more selenium per 100g
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Selenium is an important mineral with antioxidant properties. It helps the body's detoxification system and strengthens the immune system.

Best

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

46.1µg

0.4µg

Vitamins

1. more vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) per 100g
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Vitamin E Alpha (d-alpha-tocopherol) is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects the body's cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, strengthens the immune system and prevents blood clotting.

Best

Tomato Powder

12.25mg

0.13mg

2. more vitamin E (added) per 100g
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The added amount of vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) is a synthetic form of the natural vitamin E that is added to foods to increase their nutritional value.

Best

Green Leaf Lettuce

0mg

0mg

3. more thiamin per 100g
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Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.

Best

Tomato Powder

0.91mg

0.07mg

4. more riboflavin per 100g
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Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.

Best

Dried Pasilla Pepper

3.2mg

0.07mg

5. more pantothenic acid per 100g
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Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.

Best

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

21.88mg

0.14mg

6. more vitamin B6 per 100g
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It's essential for absorbing vitamin B12 and takes part in the production of red blood cells, various cells of the immune system and in the formation of myelin, which protects nerve cells from damage.

Best

Dried Pasilla Pepper

4.23mg

0.07mg

Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g
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Valine is an essential amino acid promoting normal growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation, muscle coordination, emotions and mental vigor. It helps maintaining proper nitrogen balance in the body and can serve as an energy source for muscle tissues.

Best

Drumstick Leaves

0.61g

0.06g

2. more tryptophan per 100g
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Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.

Best

Winged Bean Tuber

0.25g

0.01g

3. more isoleucine per 100g
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Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

Best

Green Soybeans

0.57g

0.04g

4. more leucine per 100g
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Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.

Best

Green Soybeans

0.93g

0.08g

5. more lysine per 100g
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Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Best

Green Soybeans

0.78g

0.06g

6. more methionine per 100g
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Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Best

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

0.18g

0.01g

Antioxidants

1. more apigenin per 100g
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Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound found in plants and herbs, especially in chamomile plants. It has anxiety reducing and mild sedative effects, as well as antioxidant properties.

Best

Parsley

215.5mg

0mg

2. more luteolin per 100g
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Luteolin is a bioflavonoid found in plants and herbs. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Best

Radicchio

38mg

0mg

3. more kaempferol per 100g
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Kaempferol is a bioflavonoid found in many plants. It has antioxidant properties and is currently being used in cancer research, as it is thought to reduce the risk of various cancers.

Best

Mustard Greens

38.3mg

0mg

4. more myricetin per 100g
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Myricetin is a bioflavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as in red wine. It has antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, and can potentially protect cells from carcinogenic mutations.

Best

Parsley

14.8mg

0mg

5. more quercetin content per 100g
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Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in many plants and grains, known for its positive effects on the immune system and for its antioxidant properties. It often used in treating allergies.

Best

Dock

86.2mg

2.2mg

6. more daidzein per 100g
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Daidzin is an isoflavone compound found in vegetables and legumes, especially soy and soybeans. It stimulates the formation of bone mass and helps regulate estrogen levels.

Best

Green Soybeans

20.34mg

0mg

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