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Lettuce Storage

By Cook's Illustrated Published September 2009

Here's the best way to store the most common types of lettuce when you get home from the supermarket.

    LETTUCE TYPEHOW TO STORE
    Crisp heads, such as iceberg or romaineCore lettuce, wrap in moist paper towels, and refrigerate in plastic produce bag or zipper-lock bag left slightly open.
    Leafy greens, such as arugula, baby spinach, or mesclunStore in original plastic container or wash and dry thoroughly in salad spinner and store directly in spinner.
    Tender heads, such as Boston (or Bibb or butterhead) lettuceIf lettuce comes with root attached, leave lettuce portion attached to root and store in original plastic container, plastic produce bag, or zipper-lock bag left slightly open. If lettuce is without root, wrap in moist paper towels and refrigerate in plastic produce bag or zipper-lock bag left slightly open.

    Iceberg or romaine

    Arugula, baby spinach, or mesclun

    Boston, Bibb, or butterhead