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How to stop lettuce going brown?


Posted by diana, 1st October 2015


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  • Dry it properly, and lay it out on some paper towels. That will at least slow the process.


  • Try and get it completely dry before you store it in the fridge. I used to put paper towel under it but I was given a Tupperware veggie storer and the lettuce lasts so much longer than the old way I prepared it.


  • I too have heard the lettuce spinners are great.


  • I dry my lettuce thoroughly after i wash it. I find it helps.


  • My lettuce Tupperware container is 40 years & has kept my lettuce’s fresh with only washing what leaves I need. Tupperware go it right even back then!


  • I wash mine & place it in a Tupperware lettuce storage container


  • I wash and pat dry my lettuce and put it in a lettuce container. Lasts really well.


  • I wash mine as I use it. When I get it home, it chop of the end bit and take off the outer bad layers. I then wrap it in tinfoil and place in veg draw in fridge. I take what I need off and rinse and wrap it back up again. Has never failed me.


  • Lettuce never seems to last long enough in our house to go brown! ;)


  • I also just wash it just before i use it and let it drain for a few minutes in a strainer.I also only wash as much as i am going to use saves on wastage.


  • Only wash the leaves you need, washing & storing the whole lettuce tends to shorten it’s life.


  • Sometimes you just cant stop that bit of brown on the sides so I just chop it off as I go!


  • Wash, spin, seal and use as needed.


  • I have a lettuce spinner that I use. Work great


  • I only ever peel the amount I need & leave the rest intact — my lettuce has lasted 12 days doing this


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