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How do I keep my fresh lettuce from wilting

I love buy a variety of fresh greens like green leaf lettuce,romaine,spinach, I bring them home, wash them and lay them out to air. when everything is dry and "crisp" I put in a huge ziplock or just a bowl...the next day it's all wilted. I still eat it because I'm to mad about the money spent and not going to throw it out, lol

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wheresthewayout

Asked by wheresthewayout at 12:19 PM on May. 18, 2012 in Food & Drink

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  • Put a moist paper towel in with them
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 12:21 PM on May. 18, 2012

  • And stop washing it and letting it dry then returning it to a bag wash it right before you eat it and shake it off. You're essentially killing it by doing that.
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 12:22 PM on May. 18, 2012

  • lemon juice
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:23 PM on May. 18, 2012

  • So store it until it's ready to use? and how do I use lemon juice, just squirt it on the leaves before storing?
    wheresthewayout

    Comment by wheresthewayout (original poster) at 12:28 PM on May. 18, 2012

  • yep,keeps it from browning as well
    harsh is right. Wash just before using
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:33 PM on May. 18, 2012

  • Wash right before using.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 12:48 PM on May. 18, 2012

  • i always wash mine. i do not let it lay out to dry and i do not dry it all the way - i use a salad spinner to get most of the moisture off, and store in a ziploc with the air sucked out - and if i use those extend fresh bags or whatever they are (not the green bags) it lasts a long time.
    annanonnymommy

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 1:04 PM on May. 18, 2012

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