Look: Another of the true “Luttuces,” Butterhead Lettuce is actually an umbrella term used to describe Boston, Bibb, Buttercrunch, and Tom Thumb. Due to their delicacy, you’ll ...typically find these leaves packed in plastic containers. Butterhead lettuce heads are loosely packed with small, round and soft leaves that are range from pale green to dark green in color.
Taste: These leaves are very mild and smooth (like butter). Sometimes they are even a little on the sweeter side.
Nutrition Factor: All varieties of butterhead lettuce are high in vitamin K and is very hydrating. They usually average about 96% water (how cleansing!).
Fun Fact: Lettuce was actually named for its milk. The latin name, Lactuca sativa, was derived from the Latin word for milk, “lac” which referred to the plant’s milky juice.