Here's the best way to store the most common types of lettuce when you get home from the supermarket.
|LETTUCE TYPE||HOW TO STORE|
|Crisp heads, such as iceberg or romaine||Core 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 mesclun||Store 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) lettuce||If 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