At the vegetable market, I noticed some sellers cutting away the wilted parts of lettuce, to sell much smaller, but green portions. I wonder if they are cheating me, or if that is normal procedure.
- In some cases, the edges of the leaves were brown or had holes, and they trimmed the edges with scissors.
- In other cases, the entire exterior leaves looked really bad, and they just removed the outside, to sell the inside which was still green.
Is it still okay to buy this lettuce? When I find that this has happened to the lettuce I bought, should I similarly cut away these portions and still eat the part inside that is still green?