Well, it looks like lettuce prices are set to skyrocket once again.
The excessive rain in California has caused flooding, which is resulting in a delay in planting lettuce crops. As a result, experts in the industry anticipate that the cost of this popular leafy green will rise during the spring and summer months.
This is yet another illustration of how extreme weather conditions are increasing the susceptibility of our food supply chain.
The good news is there is a simple trick being shared on social media to keep your lettuce fresh for up to a month, preventing the potential waste of your produce and money.
Lettuce wilts because it loses water over time, causing it to become limp and eventually brown. To stop this from happening, YouTubers have been sharing that wrapping lettuce in aluminum foil can extend the life of most types of lettuce significantly.
How does this work?
Instead of storing your lettuce in a plastic bag or wrapping it in plastic wrap, simply wrap it tightly in aluminum foil. The foil will help retain moisture in the leaves, keeping them fresh and crisp for much longer.
In fact, if your lettuce is fresh from the garden or grocery store, it could last up to a month when stored in aluminum foil.
Using aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap or bags not only keeps your lettuce fresher for longer, but it also has environmental benefits. You can easily clean off the foil and reuse it, reducing the amount of plastic waste in landfills and food waste in your home.
Next time you purchase lettuce, remember this simple trick to keep it fresh for weeks. With this method, you can enjoy delicious, healthy salads all month long without worrying about your lettuce going bad.