I was very excited to share my lettuce tale with you. Lettuce is a well-loved vegetable by almost everyone and most of us would want to learn the trick in making it last longer, but because of its high water content, we are not able to store it for a very long time before it actually goes bad.
Green leafy vegetables are easily degraded This is due to their high protein and calcium levels. They will not go for a week in the fridge without losing their crunchiness. We just hate the taste of soggy lettuce.
Recently I’ve learned this technique that will make lettuce last longer, and I was delighted, as I am a big fan of lettuce. Even though I loved them so much I had to buy lettuce in small amounts due to the fact, they were unstorable.
Well, this will change all that. Here is an amazing way to keep your lettuce for more than a week before it actually starts decaying. STORING WET LETTUCE WILL SPEED UP THE DECAY PROCESS.
THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE…
Remove the sheets from the stem. Any that is sogging is already gone so you really done want to put that in with the healthy leaves.
Remove the bad leaves. Leaving the bad leaves on will only cause the good leaves to follow shortly after. This just wouldn’t make sense going through all this process to have all your lettuce go bad within a week.
You don’t want any excess moisture but because of pesticides that were used to prevent the vegetable from been eaten by bugs, you may want to wash with salt or vinegar.
Combine with room temperature water. NO HOT OR WARM WATER. After you are through with washing, place the leaves on a sheet of paper towel to drip dry.
You can store the lettuce either in a ziplock bag or a mason jar, either one will be just fine.
*STORING PROCESS AND REFRIGERATION
Where you store your lettuce in the fridge is very crucial to how long you want the lettuce to last. My suggestion is, on the top shelf of the door or the second shelf inside the fridge. Why is this so, you may ask?
We are trying to prevent moisture, so placing it on the top shelf of the fridge will be too cold therefore cause freezing and that leads to sogging.
The upper shelf of the fridge door is the ideal place as it is not too cold and also not too warm. Here, your lettuce should be going for weeks without losing its taste and its crunch. ENJOY.
REFRIGERATE AND YOU’RE GOOD TO GO!!
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