Butterhead Lettuce Juice (Buttercrunch Lettuce)
Traditionally Used For
- Hair Loss
- Nervous System
- Weight Loss
A Good Source Of
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
Look for fresh lettuce that is heavy. The darker the leaves, the fresher the lettuce is and the more nutrients there are.
I break off the stem at the base to help keep my lettuce fresher for a longer time. With lettuce like Iceberg Lettuce, you can simply slam the base of the lettuce onto a hard surface and the core of the lettuce will fall out. Believe it or not, I learnt this trick while watching "Three's Company" all those years ago as Jack Tripper was student chef in the show.
Due to the fact that Lettuce is a green juice, you will find it beneficial to have no more than about ¼ of your juice consisting of green juice.
Butterhead Lettuce is also known as Buttercrunch Lettuce. Both are essentially the same, but different varieties.
Although you can juice Iceberg Lettuce, you will find Iceberg Lettuce doesn't compare nutritionally to the darker green lettuces. It's also difficult to find organically grown Iceberg Lettuce. Therefore, I stick to the darker green varieties of lettuce.
The darker green varieties of lettuce include Romaine, Buttercrunch (Butterhead) and Bibb Lettuce.
According to the Yogis of India, lettuce is your best source for Prana Energy.
If you really want to increase your pranic energy, consider doing what is known as the "Yogic Triple Breath". This is a simple breathing technique that takes about 7 minutes to do in the morning and at night. Yogi Ramacharaka wrote a very good book called "The Science of Breath" which I highly recommend. You can purchase this book and in some places, it is even published online. Short to read, this book will help you learn the "The Triple Breath" which is also known as the "The Complete Breath". As Yogi Ramacharaka says, breath is life.
Chinese Herbal Information
5 Elements: fire,earth
5 Flavors: bitter,sweet
Nothing to report.
Cautions & Suggestions:
Chinese herbalists suggest that an excess amount of lettuce will lead to dizziness and eye pains.
- Diminished Urination
- Large Intestines
Picture of Butterhead Lettuce
Lettuce (Butter) — Nutritional Analysis
- Value / 100 g
- Total lipid (fat)
- Carbohydrate, by difference
- Fiber, total dietary
- Calcium, Ca
- Iron, Fe
- Magnesium, Mg
- Phosphorus, P
- Potassium, K
- Sodium, Na
- Zinc, Zn
- Copper, Cu
- Manganese, Mn
- Selenium, Se
- Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
- Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin B-6
- Folate, total
- Folic acid
- Folate, food
- Folate, DFE
- Vitamin B-12
- Vitamin A, IU
- Vitamin A, RAE
- Vitamin E
- Amino Acids
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
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