How long does romaine lettuce last after washing?

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asked Apr 30 in Other-Food Drink by Koffeegal (1,100 points)
How long does romaine lettuce last after washing?

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answered May 12 by layla (62,110 points)
After washing romaine lettuce will last for 10 to 20 days as long as you separate the romaine lettuce leaves from the heart and pat the lettuce dry and tightly seal them in a plastic bag and store in the crisper drawer.

Romaine lettuce heads last for 10 to 20 days in the fridge and romaine hearts last for up to 7 days to 10 days.

The best container to keep lettuce and salad fresh in is the Rubbermaid Brilliance.

The Rubbermaid Brilliance is the best lettuce and salad containers and is 100 percent leak proof clear plastic and BPA free that won't spill even when you drop it.

Rubbermaid Brilliance containers are airtight and will also keep your salad and lettuce fresh for days.

To make your salad and greens last longer.

Make sure things are dry before you assemble the salad.
For leafy greens, add paper towels.
Select and store your ingredients carefully.
Don't forget to label.
Add shelf-stable ingredients just before tossing your salad.
Keep crispy stuff and cheesy stuff off the salad.
Pick the right spot in the refrigerator for your salad.

To keep your salad fresh in a container layer the bottom of the container with paper towels.

The paper towels will absorb moisture.

Then, gently pack the leaves in the container and top with another paper towel before storing in the crisper drawer.

Don't pack the leaves too tightly, or they will not have breathing room and that can invite rapid rot.

Lettuce requires a good amount of airflow, in addition to a bit of moisture (but not too much!), in order to stay crisp.

That's why restaurants will store their lettuce in special perforated bins that allow for air circulation while it's held in the fridge.

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