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The Instacart guide to iceberg lettuce products

About iceberg lettuce

Iceberg lettuce, also called crisphead lettuce, is enjoyed for its crispness and mild flavor. It's a refreshing addition to salads and ideal for lettuce wraps. This variety lasts longer than other kinds of lettuce, making it a wise economical option since it minimizes waste and spoilage.

Iceberg is a variety of lettuce with crisp leaves, making it a favorite among kids who won't eat other types of lettuce. It's known as one of the sweeter lettuce varieties, like the butterhead and romaine. Mature iceberg lettuce grows to about 30.48 centimeters in diameter. The leaves on the outside are usually green, and the leaves in the center turn from pale yellow to almost white as you move closer to the center of the core.

Iceberg lettuce needs a long growing season and requires cool weather. It needs about 85 days to reach maturity and will typically be ready to harvest just as the warm season sets in. Iceberg lettuce is available on the market year-round, as it's cultivated in areas with temperate climates such as Arizona and California for the U.S. market. If you're planning to grow iceberg lettuce at home, you can start them as seedlings inside and then transplant them outdoors.

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FAQs About Iceberg Lettuce

You can store a whole head of iceberg lettuce in your fridge's crisper wrapped in a slightly wet paper towel and sealed in a plastic zipper bag or plastic wrap. The leaves will absorb moisture from the paper towel, and you can replace it if the leaves get soggy. You should be able to keep your iceberg lettuce for four days before it starts to wilt.

To cut iceberg lettuce, rinse it thoroughly and remove any damaged or withered leaves. Let it air dry on paper towels or dry it using a salad spinner. Wrap the vegetable in a dry paper towel and store it in an airtight plastic bag or container in the crisper. If the lettuce becomes saturated, replace the paper towel to avoid slimy lettuce. Make sure to remove any wilted leaves as you see them in order to keep the entire bunch of lettuce as fresh as possible.

Freezing iceberg lettuce is possible, but its fragile leaves might not tolerate freezing. Thus, it's always recommended to eat them in fresh form and avoid freezing. However, you can store leftover lettuce in the freezer if you don't want to consume it within a few days. If you purchase lettuce in bulk, it's best to put it in the freezer so that it will last longer. If you grow lettuce, you may also freeze the leaves so that you can use them later.

Before freezing the lettuce stored in an airtight plastic bag, make sure to suck out the air inside it using a straw. This helps to maintain the freshness of the leaves. If there are other food items to be frozen, make sure you place the lettuce bags on the top so that the leaves won't get crushed.

You might have taken some iceberg lettuce out of your vegetable bin, only to find out that it's no longer completely green. As long as you are not simply dealing with a red-tinted variety of lettuce, the rusty to pinkish or reddish color that iceberg lettuce usually takes on is due to oxidation. If you find that the roots of the iceberg lettuce or edges of its leaves are pinkish or reddish, the iron in the lettuce is oxidized, which is a quick indication that it's no longer the freshest.

If the leaves are damaged, they may also take on a pinkish or reddish tone where the damage occurred. However, if you are seeing the pinkish or reddish color spreading throughout, it's probably just older lettuce. No matter what, reddish or pinkish iceberg lettuce means that the vegetable is not in the best, freshest condition.
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