Jan 24, 2011

What is the best way to wash lettuce ?

What is the best way to wash lettuce ?

The leaves were separated and then washed in a sink full of tap water and dried in a spinner.

Benefits of lettuce leaves

Low in calories.

Some varieties are high in beta carotene, folate, vitamin C, calcium and potassium.

All lettuce needs to be washed, even if labeled organic. One of the biggest outbreaks of E.coli was associated with a batch of organic mixed greens from California. Packaged salad mixes should also be rinsed and the ‘ best before ‘ date respected. Bacteria can multiply dangerously after this date.

Source - Reader's Digest

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