How To Store Iceberg Lettuce So It Stays Perfectly Crisp

Wrap in Paper Towels: Wrap the lettuce in paper towels to absorb excess moisture, then place it in a plastic bag or container. 

Store in the Crisper Drawer: Place the wrapped lettuce in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator, where it can maintain optimal humidity levels. 

Avoid Moisture: Ensure the lettuce stays dry by removing any excess moisture before storage, as moisture can cause wilting and decay. 

Don't Wash Until Use: Avoid washing the lettuce until you're ready to use it, as wet lettuce is more prone to spoiling quickly. 

Keep Away from Ethylene: Store iceberg lettuce away from ethylene-producing fruits like apples and bananas, as ethylene can accelerate wilting. 

Use a Storage Container: Place the wrapped lettuce in a storage container with a lid to provide additional protection against moisture and odors. 

Refrigerate Properly: Maintain a refrigerator temperature of around 32-40°F (0-4°C) to keep the lettuce crisp without freezing it. 

Check Regularly: Check the lettuce periodically for any signs of wilting or decay, and discard any leaves that have become spoiled to prevent them from affecting the rest.