I have always heard it is best to tear lettuce into bite size pieces rather than cut it with a knife. Tearing it will break the bonds between the cells, making for less water loss. Cutting lettuce slices through cells, allowing the water to escape. I have also heard that cutting lettuce (especially with a metal knife) will cause it to turn brown more rapidly, possibly due to a chemical reaction between the metal and the lettuce.
It is much better if you tear it into the desired size. Some also prefer to tear the green leafy parts off the center rib, as the rib can be a little tough. Bite-size pieces are usually around one inch in diameter so they are easy to fork up and don't have to be folded to get them in your mouth.
Edit: I cut about 15 heads of romaine a day where I work and I'll tell you preservation is not a problem if you buy fresh, store chilled and eat it in a reasonable amount of time. Even after being cut it's not uncommon for romaine to be fine into the third day if you just don't abuse it with hot or cold temperatures. The trick is just to cut what you want, and eat what's left tomorrow, you'll be fine. Also, I cut Romaine with a Zwilling Henckels 9 1/2in bread knife, and I have to say that if the lettuce is washed and spun after cutting then it really shouldn't matter. By the time you're seeing browning on the edges, that lettuce is going to be altogether past its prime anyway. The most important part there is spinning! Spin the heck of out of that lettuce.
Cut at the bottom just above the soil.
Yes, there is carbohydrate in Romaine lettuce
romaine lettuce is different because it is much fresher than reg lettuce.
it is lettuce.
Go out to your plant. Using sharp scissors, cut the leaves, leaving about 1.5 - 2 inches at the base. The lettuce will grow back in a week or two.
As in the lettuce?
Romaine lettuce should be safe for 1 week if stored in the refrigerator.
You can purchase romaine lettuce at varied prices from store, health foods anywhere from 79 cents to two dollars a head. Romaine lettuce is the best nutritional choice.
It's a variety of lettuce (Romaine lettuce).
Ounce to ounce, carrot contains more sugar than romaine lettuce.
There are:Approximately 400 calories in 5 pounds of romaine lettuceApproximately 80 calories in 1 pound of romaine lettuceApproximately 5 calories in 1 ounce (28g) of romaine lettuce.For the calories in other types of lettuce, please see the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Questions
Put it in paper towels, and then put that in a zip-loc bag
Not iceburg lettuce but dark, leafy romaine is great!
ice burg lettuce
Yes, as long as its romaine lettuce.
there are many different kinds of lettuce like romaine and bibb