Grown by Crystal in Palmwoods. The darker the color of the salad green,the more nutritious it is. Beta-carotene is the chief disease-fighting nutrient found in the darker-colored greens. As an antioxidant,it battles certain cancers,heart disease,and cataracts. A dark-green color also indicates the presence of folic acid,which helps prevent neural-tube birth defects in the beginning stages of pregnancy. Researchers are uncovering other important contributions folic acid has to offer to your well-being,like its role in the prevention of heart disease and inflammation. Most salad greens are also notable sources of vitaminC,potassium, and fiber. Regular inclusion of lettuce in salads is known to prevent osteoporosis,iron-deficiency anemia and believed to protect from cardiovascular diseases,Alzheimer's disease and cancers.