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Lettuce - how to keep it fresh?

Pretty much exactly what the title says - what type of lettuce do you buy (bag or by the head) and how do you keep it fresh for longer than 2 or 3 days?
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with iceberg lettuce (which we only use for tacos ), I wrap it in paper towel and put it in a gallon size ziploc. It lasts for at LEAST a week if not longer

With the other lettuces, I usually put them with a paper towel too, and move around every few days.
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Re: Lettuce - how to keep it fresh?

I have a crisper the size of a head of lettuce that I keep it in. Stays good for about a week. I was thinking about trying this too. Pretty neat idea.

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with iceberg lettuce (which we only use for tacos ), I wrap it in paper towel and put it in a gallon size ziploc. It lasts for at LEAST a week if not longer

With the other lettuces, I usually put them with a paper towel too, and move around every few days.
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with iceberg lettuce (which we only use for tacos ), I wrap it in paper towel and put it in a gallon size ziploc. It lasts for at LEAST a week if not longer

With the other lettuces, I usually put them with a paper towel too, and move around every few days.
I do this and make sure you squeeze out as much air as possible each time you open and close the bag. It lasts 2 weeks like that in my crisper drawer.
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Re: Lettuce - how to keep it fresh?

I either buy the organic mix in the plastic tub type thing - which keeps quite a while - or will buy a head of romaine, wash it and dry it, tear it up, and put it in a ziploc.
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Re: Lettuce - how to keep it fresh?

There is a butter lettuce you can buy with the root on, I think the brand is called living lettuce. If you only break off what you need and keep the rest on the root it will last forever. It also taste great.
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Re: Lettuce - how to keep it fresh?

Thanks for the advice. I've washed and chopped up a head of romaine and put it in a baggie with a paper towel, hopefully it will last more than a couple days (I always had problems with the bag mix going bad really fast).
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