By Kevin Farrell

USA TODAY 10Best

Which salad greens are the healthiest?

Not all salad greens are created equal!

When it comes to packing in the most nutrition and fewest calories into crisp fans, fronds and leaves, here are how some of the most popular choices shape up.

Iceberg

This has 10 calories per serving, but it’s very low in nutrients.  A serving of iceberg will give you just 3% of your daily vitamin C intake, 2% of iron and just a lonely 1% of calcium.

Radicchio

At 9 calories per cup, this veggie has a whopping 128% of your daily intake of vitamin K!

Cabbage

A serving of cabbage will only meet 9% of your daily fiber needs but a surprising 54% of vitamin C. Not bad for 22 calories per cup.

Endive

This canoe-shaped leafy green has 8 calories per one cup serving, and fulfills 22% of your daily vitamin A needs.

Romaine

Romaine puts up great vitamin A numbers (50%) and a decent dose of vitamin C (30%). Pretty high, considering it’s only 8 calories per one cup serving.

Chard

A serving of chard, which is 7 calories per cup, will give you 250% of your vitamin K needs. It also has a good amount of iron and magnesium.

Spinach

Manganese! Folate! Iron! Plus, vitamins K, A and C. Spinach is one of the best-tasting and most nutritious salad greens – and only at 7 calories per cup! A true health-food powerhouse.

Kale

At 34 calories, kale may have the highest calories per cup serving, but it’s all-around nutritious. It's got high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and even protein!

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