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Are these small yellow things on my lettuce worms?

I found these in my baby lettuce leaf, are they worms? They didn't move and one fell out being stiff
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How to remove every insect from romaine lettuce?

How do I get rid of tiny insects on my lettuce, I know that there will always be insects on it but I'm so paranoid about it. I have a huge fear and I love lettuce so much. I get rid of most insects by ...
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Is it ok to keep lettuce in water in the fridge?

I've read a lot of tips on storing lettuce in the fridge, with paper towels, after washing and drying, and such. The way I've been keeping lettuce for a while now, is by filling a small plastic ...
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How do I know if US lettuce is safe, given the E. coli outbreak?

I'm gonna order a turkey and swiss sandwich soon, on a spinach wrap. Is it safe to get lettuce on it? I know that in 16 states, over 50 people have gotten e.coli from lettuce, so I'm not sure ...
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Is Garden salad still good if it's past the best by date?

I have an unopened bag of garden salad (lettuce, carrots and red cabbage) That is 9 days past the "Best if used by" date. I haven't opened it yet. It still seems crisp when I squeeze it and I don't ...
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Why do spots appear on iceburg lettuce during cold storage?(0~4℃)

Why does round lettuce appear spot during cold storage?(0~4℃)Is it still edible? I would like to extend the storage time. Lettuce is packaged with other vegetables, like red chicory, ...
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What kind of cabbage is on my photo?

I bought it very cheap during the closing of the grocery market. The seller said that it was some kind of lettuce, but it tastes like upper leaves of cabbage.
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Is the lettuce inside the wilted outer leaves still good?

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. ...
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How can I incorporate brown lettuce into something appetizing?

I have four bags of lettuce that have gone brown. A nice fresh salad is obviously out of the question. Is there anything I can do with it?
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Why is lettuce rarely cooked?

Most, if not all, of the lettuce I've seen has been uncooked, usually as a salad, wrap, or garnish. I don't recall ever seeing it being heated, even though visually similar leafy vegetables, like ...
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Can lettuce wraps be less messy?

Tonight's dinner was a beef with rice wrapped in lettuce leaves. It was tasty, but very messy and time-consuming to wrap. Is there some trick to this that makes it easier?
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Does a head of lettuce really need to be refrigerated?

At the grocery store here in Germany I saw that lettuce isn't refrigerated. So I brought a head home and it's been in my pantry for 3 days and it seems fine... The English speaking internet says that'...
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How can you prevent the lettuce from wilting if covered with something hot?

If I want to make a shrimp salad, I put the lettuce and other raw vegetables on the plate, cook the shrimps and put them on the veggies. However, after a minute or so, the lettuce becomes soft, like ...
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Is it worth tearing lettuce for salad?

I have read that cut lettuce is more likely to brown on the edges than torn lettuce. The stated reasoning is that the lettuce leaves will tear between cell boundaries whereas if they are cut the cells ...
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Can I safely clean/eat harvested foods that have aphids on them?

So a friend of mine went to harvest some spinach and lettuce she planted, only to find lots of aphids. Assuming she can clear off the aphids is there anything preventing her from eating the produce? ...
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How can you prevent lettuce from becoming bitter?

I've been buying good lettuce recently and have been storing them in the fridge in a water bath. This way the lettuce stays in good shape and I prepare some salads. After about a week, however, the ...
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Green lettuce water?

Typically I chop up a head of romaine, swish it around in some cool water, then spin it dry. The swishing water ends up very green, however. I'm wondering if it's getting doused in some dye prior to ...
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What's the best way to store lettuce in the refrigerator?

What is the best way to store lettuce in the fridge? Should I store it in an airtight container, or an open bag? Should I wash and cut it first? Should it be stored wet, or patted dry?
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Culinary uses for bolted lettuce?

Does anyone have a culinary use for a lettuce which has bolted? Or do I throw it away? Bolting being what gardeners call that moment when your lovely full bodied lettuce suddenly shoots skywards, in ...
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How to wash lettuce

What's the best way to wash lettuce while keeping it crisp? I've been soaking the lettuce head in water and then trying to shake the water off the leaves afterwards, but it doesn't work very well.
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What's wrong with using spin dryer to dry lettuce?

I love lettuce salad. I eat it very often. I bought a spin dryer, which I find very handy and I use it all the time. But recently I heard Gordon Ramsay saying that you should never use a spin dryer, ...
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