Ulva lactuca is the scientific name for the edible alga known as sea lettuce for its long green leaves, very similar to those of a lettuce.

It is rich in proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, sodium, calcium, iodine, iron (50 times more iron than in spinaches) and magnesium. It is also rich in vitamin A (twice more than kale), B, folic acid, vitamin C (10 times more than oranges) and vitamin E. It is an antioxidant, astringent, anthelmintic and it prevents gout.

Nutritional information (0.1 kg)
Fiber 12.3 g
Saturates 0.03 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.06 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Calcium 82.0 mg
Iron 8.9 mg
Zinc 1.9 mg
Vitamin A 0.0 ug
Vitamin C 0.0 g
Folic acid 0.0 ug
Salt (Sodium) 0.0 mg
Sugars 0.0 g
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