Baby Iceberg lettuce is small in size, averaging twelve centimeters in diameter and is round, about the size of a softball. The leaves are tightly bound, broadly shaped, thick-walled, and crisp with high water content. The outer leaves are typically light green, and the inner leaves range from pale yellow to a translucent white. Baby Iceberg lettuce is crunchy, tender, and juicy with a mild but concentrated, sweet flavor.
Baby Iceberg lettuce contains vitamins A, C, and K, potassium, iron, calcium, and fiber.
Baby Iceberg lettuce is best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as braising and stir-frying. Its petite size makes it suitable for slicing and half and using the leaves as a cup or wrap. When used as a bowl, Baby Iceberg lettuce can hold cold cucumber soup, creamy dips, or contain a cocktail sauce with shrimp lined around the edge. The leaves can also be used as taco cups, burger buns, cups for chicken salad, or containers for Asian lettuce wraps. When cooked, Baby Iceberg lettuce can be lightly braised or chopped and saut?ed into a stir-fry, used similarly to cabbage. Baby Iceberg lettuce pairs well with gorgonzola cheese, mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, rosemary, mint, parsley, poultry, beef, bacon, pork, shrimp, eggs, tofu, avocado, carrots, beets, tomatoes, and vinaigrettes. The baby heads will keep up to five days when stored in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. When sliced or torn, the leaves will keep up to one week when stored in a sealed container in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.