HOW TO KEEP LETTUCE 'CRISP AND FRESH' FOR TWO WEEKS - 'MAYBE EVEN THREE'

Lettuce is a staple in most fridges as it's a nutritious addition to the side of any main dish or on any sandwich.

However, when buying lettuce, one of the concerns is that it may not last very long before wilting and turning brown.

With a simple storage hack shared on the YouTube page KALEJUNKIE by Nicole K. Modic, you can make lettuce last much longer.

Showing the process, the YouTuber began: "I'm going to tell you how to keep [lettuce] crisp and fresh for two weeks - maybe even three.

"The first step is to cut the bottom off of each head of lettuce. Then wrap each head of lettuce in a paper towel or a dry cloth.

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"Place each little bundle back in the bag it came in and seal it tight - this will keep the moisture out.

"And if you're using a stashed bag or another reusable bag, it's the same exact method."

The social media creator concluded: "Then pop them in the fridge and you're good to go for two weeks."

Lettuce is a delicate vegetable with a high water content and will begin to spoil quickly due to loss of moisture when exposed to very cold temperatures.

They also may begin to spoil when exposed to certain fruits and vegetables which produce ethylene gas, a growth hormone that can speed up the ripening process.

If you are storing lettuce near your tomatoes this may be causing both the tomatoes and lettuce to deteriorate before their time, and there is a much more effective way to keep both of these veggies fresher for longer.

And if you have a head of wilting lettuce that you are considering throwing away, then you can bring it back to life by soaking it in cold water for 30 minutes.

This should help revive the leafy green for you to use up that day, helping you save money on your food shopping in the long run.

2024-02-21T17:01:46Z dg43tfdfdgfd