Good Harvest Organic Farm, Sunshine Coast, grown, picked, packed and delivered from our farm to your family.
Fresh and crispy Cos Lettuce grow, pick, pack and deliver, from our farm to your family. The outer leaves of the Cos Lettuce are dark green with a prominent white central rib, and as the leaves grow smaller in the centre, they become paler in colour almost fading to white. Cos Lettuce is crisp, succulent, and crunchy with a mild, slightly bitter taste. Great option for dips or as a base/plate for salads.
Also known as Romaine lettuce, Cos lettuce is one of the few varieties that grow upright, is tolerant of heat, and is commonly sold in whole heads.
Cos lettuce is a cool season crop with peak season in the winter.
Having high amounts of vitamins A, C, and K, thiamin, folate, iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium, it's also naturally low in sodium.
For a whole head, do not wash until you’re ready to use it, just remove any damaged or wilted outer leaves. Store in an airtight container in your fridge with a piece of kitchen paper to absorb excess moisture. You'll have about three weeks to enjoy it.
Whole heads stay fresher much longer than chopped pieces or individual leaves.
If you’re storing individual lettuce leaves, spin them dry after washing and place in a lettuce keeper in the fridge. A container is best to avoid bruising and bacteria build-up. You can also use a plastic bag if you keep a corner open for airflow, or you can store them stem-less and wrapped in a paper towel in the crisper drawer. Make sure to add a few paper towels to absorb excess moisture and replace the paper towels every few days if they get too damp.
Make sure to keep your lettuce away from ethylene fruits (like pears, avocados, apples and tomatoes) because they release gas as they ripen, which causes other produce to age prematurely.
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