Welcome to the nutritional magnesium content in 5 different types of lettuce, ranging from 14 mg to 7 mg per 100g. The basic type of lettuce is Lettuce, red leaf, raw which in 100g contains 12 mg of magnesium.
The total recommended daily allowance or RDA for magnesium is 400 mg. For the 100g serving of Lettuce, red leaf, raw, the RDA magnesium percentage is 3 %. Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Lettuce, red leaf, raw has a nutritional value score of 58 out of 100.Comparing the magnesium content and the nutritional density in 100g for Lettuce, red leaf, raw; We class this as a medium to low magnesium content item.In terms of overall nutritional value we class this as an item with a high nutritional density value.
This food profile is part of our list of food and drinks under the general group Vegetables and Vegetable Products.Other important and magnesium related nutrients are Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 16 kcal (1% RDA), the amount of Protein is 1.33 g (2% RDA), the amount of Fat is 0.22 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 2.26 g (2% RDA). The nutritional content and facts for 100g, which includes Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate is shown in the bar chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance along with the magnesium content in lettuce.
Comparing magnesium in lettuce vs spinachThe amount of magnesium in spinach is 79 mg per 100g.As magnesium percentage of the RDA this is 20 %. Comparing with Lettuce, red leaf, raw, in 100g contains 12 mg of magnesium. As a percentage of the RDA this is 3 %. Therefore, spinach has 67 mg more magnesium than Lettuce, red leaf, raw. In terms of magnesium percentage this is 558 % more magnesium. Spinach has an overall nutritional value score of 68 out of 100, whereas Lettuce, red leaf, raw has a nutritional value score of 58 out of 100.
Amount of magnesium per 100 Calories100 calories of lettuce, red leaf, raw is a serving size of 6.25 g, and the amount of Magnesium is 75 mg. Other important and related nutrients and macronutrients such as Fat, in 100 Calories are as follows; Protein 8.31 g , Fat 1.38 g , Carbohydrate 14.13 g .
Content per Typical Serving Size 1 cup shredded (or 28 g)For the food Lettuce, red leaf, raw the typical serving size is 1 cup shredded (or 28 g) which contains 3.36 mg of Magnesium. The magnesium percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 1 %.
To give 100% of the RDA, 100.0 servings of the typical serving size 1 cup shredded (or 28 g) give the complete RDA. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Calories content is 4.48 kcal, the Protein content is 0.37 g, the Fat content is 0.06 g and the Carbohydrate content is 0.63 g. This data is shown in the graph below for the typical serving of magnesium and the related and important nutritional values.
The amount of protein, fat and carbs from this food described above is measured in grams per 100g and grams in a typical serving size (in this case 1 cup shredded or 28 g), although it is also useful to give the number of calories from protein, fat and carbohydrate which are the most important macronutrients. For this serving in your diet here are the macronutrient calories. From protein the number of calories is 1.5 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 0.5 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 2.5 (kcal).
This list of 5 types of lettuce, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw through to Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional magnesium content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full dietary nutritional breakdown to answer the question how much magnesium in lettuce.
Milligrams of magnesium in lettuce (per 100g)
The list below gives the total magnesium content in the 5 items from the general description 'lettuce' each of which show the magnesium amount as well as Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 5 food items are shown in the graph below, to give a quick and easy dietary comparison for the different items, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page with a nutritional summary.
The level of magnesium can be affected by the method of storage for example canned or frozen and also by the method of preparation for example either raw, cooked or fried. The total food items which are raw is 5 items. The highest amount of magnesium from the 5 raw items is in Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw where the content is 14 mg per 100g.
Average Content for lettuceThe average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of magnesium contained in 100g of lettuce, based on the list below of 5 different items under the general description of lettuce, is 11.80 mg of magnesium. This average value corresponds to 2.95 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) in your diet. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Calories is 15.00 kcal, the average amount of Protein is 1.23 g, the average amount of Fat is 0.21 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is g.
Median AmountThe median value of Magnesium is found in Lettuce, green leaf, raw which in 100g contains 13 mg of Magnesium. This corresponds to 3 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Calories is 15 kcal, the amount of Protein is 1.36 g, the amount of Fat is 0.15 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 2.87 g.
Highest magnesium Content per 100g
Using the list below for the 5 different lettuce nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of magnesium is found in Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw which contains 14 mg of magnesium per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 4 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 17 kcal, the Protein content is 1.23 g, the Fat content is 0.3 g, the Carbohydrate content is 3.29 g.
The lowest amount of magnesium is in Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw which in 100g contains 7 mg of magnesium. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 2 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 14 kcal, the amount of Protein is 0.9 g, the amount of Fat is 0.14 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 2.97 g.
The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a magnesium range of 7 mg per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 3 kcal for Calories, 0.33 g for Protein, 0.16 g for Fat, 0 g for Carbohydrate.
Highest Amount of magnesium per Serving
Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high magnesium foods in your diet. For example 100g of Lettuce, red leaf, raw contains 12 mg of magnesium. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the magnesium nutritional content.
The food with the highest magnesium content per typical serving is Lettuce, butterhead (includes boston and bibb types), raw which contains 7.15 mg in 1 cup, shredded or chopped (or 55 g). The percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 2 %. For this serving the Calories content is 7.15 kcal, the Protein content is 0.74 g, the Fat content is 0.12 g and the Carbohydrate content is 1.23 g.
Nutritional Information SummaryFrom the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing magnesium which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutritional information and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of high magnesium content in foods.