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Lettuce (Lettuce)

Lettuce (Lettuce)

Indian name: Lettuce
Scientific name: Lactuca sativa var. capitata
Part used: Leaf

Systematic position:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Lactuca
Species: L. sativa

Medicinal properties/ Food values : Lettuce is a good source of Vitamin K, A & C. It also contains folate, manganese, dietary
fibers and beta carotene. It improves liver function. It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cataracts and cancer.

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