Lettuce vs Dandelion: Nutrition Guide

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Lettuce - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Lettuce - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Dandelion vs Lettuce: Nutrition Comparison

per 100gLettuceDandelion
Calories15 45
Carbohydrates2.87 g9.2 g
Fat0.15 g0.7 g
Dietary fiber1.3 g3.5 g
Protein1.36 g2.7 g
Calcium36 mg187 mg
Iron0.86 mg3.1 mg
Magnessium13 mg36 mg
Phosphorus29 mg66 mg
Potassium194 mg397 mg
Sodium28 mg76 mg
Zink0.18 mg0.41 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.07 mg0.19 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.08 mg0.26 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.375 mg0.806 mg
Vitaminium B50.134 mg0.084 mg
Vitaminium B60.09 mg0.251 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)38 mg27 mg
Vitaminium C9.2 mg35 mg
Vitaminium E0.29 mg3.44 mg
Vitaminium K126.3 mg778.4 mg
Beta karoten4443 mg5854 mg

Less Calories in Lettuce

At first glance, you can see that in lettuce is much less calories than in dandelion.

Lettuce has 15 kcal per 100g and dandelion 45 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 200%.

In lettuce and in dandelion most calories came from carbs.

See tables below to compare lettuce with dandelion in details.

Lettuce And Dandelion Nutrition Difference

  • Calories:
    dandelion - 200% more than lettuce
  • Carbohydrates:
    dandelion - 221% more than lettuce
  • Fat:
    dandelion - 367% more than lettuce
  • Dietary fiber:
    dandelion - 169% more than lettuce
  • Protein:
    dandelion - 99% more than lettuce

Less protein in lettuce

It is aslo easy to see see that in lettuce is less protein than in dandelion.

There is 2.7g per 100g of dandelion and 1.36g per 100g of lettuce so using simple math we can see that difference is about 99%.

Less carbohydrates in lettuce

In lettuce is less carbohydrates than in dandelion.

There is 9.2g/100g of carbohydrates in dandelion and 2.87g/100g in lettuce so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 221%.

Less fat in lettuce

In lettuce is less fats than in dandelion.

The tables above show us that there is 0.7g/100g of fats in dandelion and 0.15g/100g in lettuce. In this case difference is about 367%.


  • Calories15
  • Carbohydrates2.87 g
  • Fat0.15 g
  • Dietary fiber1.3 g
  • Protein1.36 g
Lettuce calories per:
| ounce | single piece | cup | chopped | 1 large leaf

Calories source

  • 63% CARBS.
  • 30% PROTEIN
  • 7% FAT


  • Calories45
  • Carbohydrates9.2 g
  • Fat0.7 g
  • Dietary fiber3.5 g
  • Protein2.7 g
Dandelion calories per:
| ounce | handfull | tablespoon | bunch | cup | chopped

Calories source

  • 68% CARBS
  • 20% PROTEIN
  • 12% FAT

Vitamins: dandelion vs lettuce

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine):
    dandelion - 171% more than lettuce
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin):
    dandelion - 225% more than lettuce
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin):
    dandelion - 115% more than lettuce
  • Vitaminium B5:
    lettuce - 60% more than dandelion
  • Vitaminium B6:
    dandelion - 179% more than lettuce
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid):
    lettuce - 41% more than dandelion
  • Vitaminium C:
    dandelion - 280% more than lettuce
  • Vitaminium E:
    dandelion - 1086% more than lettuce
  • Vitaminium K:
    dandelion - 516% more than lettuce
  • Beta karoten:
    dandelion - 32% more than lettuce

Minerals: lettuce vs dandelion

  • Calcium:
    dandelion - 419% more than lettuce
  • Iron:
    dandelion - 260% more than lettuce
  • Magnessium:
    dandelion - 177% more than lettuce
  • Phosphorus:
    dandelion - 128% more than lettuce
  • Potassium:
    dandelion - 105% more than lettuce
  • Sodium:
    dandelion - 171% more than lettuce
  • Zink:
    dandelion - 128% more than lettuce
Marcin Piotrowicz
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Marcin Piotrowicz

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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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