What is the difference between iceberg lettuce and green leaf lettuce? Does one take more water?

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    Green leaf lettuce is more nutritious than iceberg lettuce. Green leaf lettuce contains a significant amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin K, and it also contains the antioxidants beta carotene and lutein. Although iceberg lettuce is a good source of thiamin, Vitamin B6, iron and potassium, dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, and manganese, a a significant amount of calories found in iceberg lettuce come from sugars. Green leaf lettuce is also better for people than iceberg lettuce because green leaf lettuce is a good source of calcium and protein, while iceberg lettuce is not.

    Here is nutritional information for green leaf lettuce:
    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2477/2

    And for iceberg lettuce:
    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2476/2

    Here is an image of iceberg lettuce:
    http://www.foodsubs.com/Photos/iceberglettuce.jpg

    And an image of green leaf lettuce:
    http://www.foodsubs.com/Photos/greenleaflettuce.jpg

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