Store lettuce leaves or mixed greens in a plastic bag in the fridge. A paper towel placed in the bag to absorb condensation will increase storage time considerably. Whole heads can be stored in the same way, just wrap the entire head of lettuce in paper towels and pull off leaves as needed.
Lettuce is a good source of Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Iron and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.
- Iceberg lettuce got its name from the way it was shipped in the old train carriages that used to transport it to the markets. Since there was no refrigeration, ice was piled on the cartons of lettuce to keep it cold. When the train carriages were opened to unload the lettuce, they looked as if they were filled with ‘icebergs’. That’s the reason we now call it Iceberg lettuce.
- Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
- The darker the lettuce leaf the more nutritious it is.