You will need
- - water
- - kitchen towels
- - plastic container
Bringing the salad home, immediately take steps to extend his life. Cut off the base of the stem 2-3 mm to open the pore through which the salad will be able to penetrate the water. Take a large, flat bowl, pour some water in it, put the lettuce stalk down, and can leave it to stand at room temperature. The action principle turns out to be the same as standing in a vase of flowers. Under good circumstances set in the water lettuce can remain fresh up to 5-7 days.
But the salad is not only absorbs water, it gives out through its leaves. To avoid loss of moisture and wilting of lettuce, cover it with plastic wrap. Just do not need anything to seal the need in this no-no, otherwise the salad will suffocate and go bad.
To store the salad is in the fridge. Wrap it with paper kitchen towels moistened with water and put it on the shelf or in the crisper. 3-4 days product will stay fresh.
If the refrigerator space is not much, you can make out a head for lettuce leaves, tear or cut them into pieces of the required size, folded in a plastic container lined with moistened paper towel and cover with a lid. However, long store lettuce this way is not recommended. The next day he will begin to lose freshness, but this method is perfect if you want to save the salad for several hours while going for a picnic or for lunch at the office.