How to store prepared vs. whole-leaf lettuce
When it comes to storing prepared vs. whole-leaf lettuce, you may need to keep them differently in the fridge for the ideal taste and texture.
Prepared or bagged lettuce usually comes prewashed and chopped into bite-sized pieces, making it a great option for busy family mealtimes. To store bagged lettuce, open the packaging and insert a paper towel inside to absorb excess moisture, placing the bag in the fridge—preferably the crisper drawer. Replace the paper towel daily to help maintain the freshness of the lettuce.
For whole-leaf lettuce, you can easily wrap the head in a food-safe liner and store in a refrigerator crisper drawer for optimal freshness.