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    Does it work to freeze a head of romaine lettuce for future salad use? We can only get them in 3 head bags here and that is too much for our use (I like romaine salads, wife doesn't).

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    No you can not freeze lettuce. Lettuce is mostly water and when the water freezes it destroys the cell walls of the lettuce. When it thaws out it will be a mushy mess and not something you will want to eat.

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    NOPE. Sorry,

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    Negative! Sorry dude

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    You can freeze it and use it for greens in soups though. Nice mild flavor.

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    You don't have to buy Romaine 3 to a package. What you are buying that way is actually the Romaine hearts. If your grocrey store sells different types of lettuce, you should be able to buy just one head of romaine.

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    So what is the difference between the heart and the head?

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    It's kind of along the same lines as buying celery hearts and just regular celery. You get the more tender portion of the romaine with just buying the hearts as opposed to getting all of the outer leaves which can be tough.

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    Lettuce is the only thing in the produce section that is always sold fresh. And romaine lasts forever, which is why I love it. One of those 3-for bags keeps 3 weeks or more.
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    the heart is much more tender and flavorful. same w/ celery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollypurebred39 View Post
    You can freeze it and use it for greens in soups though. Nice mild flavor.
    How do you freeze it? I have a garden which is pouring out lettuce. All of the "good stuff" no iceberg. I hate to toss it and my friends are saying they have enough.

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