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spring mix nutrition facts calories and health benefits

The average American consumes about 30 pounds of lettuce every year, making it second only to potatoes in U.S. vegetable popularity, according to Hidden Valley. Despite this, most Americans still fail to consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, as recommended by the American Cancer Society. Prewashed, flavorful and ready-to-use straight from the package, lettuce-based baby spring mixes offer a simple way to add vegetables to almost any meal.

Vitamins

A 2-cup serving of Earthbound Farm mixed baby greens provides 120 percent of the daily value, or DV, of vitamin A and 50 percent of the DV of vitamin C, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. A similar serving of Dole spring mix offers 107 percent of the DV of vitamin A and 11 percent of the DV of vitamin C. The same portion of Fresh Express spring mix has 53 percent of the DV of vitamin A and 17 percent of the DV of vitamin C.

Minerals

Earthbound Farm mixed baby greens have 20 percent of the DV of iron and 6 percent of the DV of calcium per 2-cup serving. The same amount of Dole spring mix offers 5 percent of the DV of iron and 5 percent of the DV of calcium. A 2-cup serving of Fresh Express spring mix provides 6 percent of the DV of calcium and 4 percent of the DV of iron.