Leafy Greens Nutrition: Get to Know Your Salad Greens

April 23, 2015
In Nutrition

A big salad is one of my favorite ways to get my greens in for the day. It allows for so much variety depending on what’s in season and what you’re in the mood for. But if you’ve ever checked out the salad bar at Whole Foods or elsewhere, you know that there are always several choices for your salad base that vary in texture, color and appearance. From romaine and iceberg to spinach and red leaf lettuce, how do you know which leafy greens nutritional benefits are the best?

The general rule is that the darker the green, the more nutrients it’s packing, but what if you’re looking to specifically load up on Vitamin A, or calcium, or iron? (1) We created this comprehensive guide to help you get to know your leafy greens nutrition! (2)



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1. “Best Leafy Green Vegetables – The Science Of Eating.” The Science Of Eating. The Science of Eating., 2015. Web. http://thescienceofeating.com/vegetables/best-leafy-green-vegetables

2. “Choosing Your Salad Greens.” University of Maryland Extension. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2013. Web. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/salad-greens

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Sam Swensen


Sam led Suja’s social media management efforts since the company began in 2012 through 2015. She has a passion for fitness and nutrition, is an avid juicer, runner and devoted yogi, not to mention a digital and social marketing guru. She currently lives in New York City with her beloved dog Toby.