Keep lettuce away from ethylene gas-producing fruit such as apples, pears or bananas to retain freshness.
It may be one of the oldest members of the lettuce family, but its succulent crunch is one of the freshest flavours around. You can spot Cos Lettuce by its long head of dark green leaves. Sink your teeth in and soak up the delicate flavours of sweetness and tang, offset by crispy crunch and bursting with a refreshing spring of water.
Start on the outer leaves for a crispy, crunchy, sweet tangy flavour. The pale inner leaves are more delicate in flavour.
Wrap your lettuce, unwashed, in a plastic bag and store in your fridge crisper. It will keep for up to five days.
Thirst quenching thanks to its high water content, and filled with folate and antioxidants for all-round good health.
Choose the lettuce with the crispest leaves and freshest face. The stem should be firm and pale green.