Cleaning Organic Lettuce

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Organic lettuce should be cleaned thoroughly before you begin storing it. Learn to clean organic lettuce properly from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jeff Belli

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Okay, now we've been out in the garden. We've planted the lettuce seeds. We saw some growing. We actually harvested some and we have it right here in this water. We just put the leaves in the water as we were picking it to keep it fresh. Whenever you pick lettuce, it should be in water for at least ten minutes to get it nice and crispy and fresh from being out there growing and it's also a good idea to pick your lettuce early in the morning. In the middle of the day or late in the evening is not a good time to be picking your lettuce because it needs to recuperate from the day during the night. So, here we've got it. We're going to clean the lettuce. We have a nice salad spinner. Some folks who've maybe never seen a salad spinner, it looks like this where we can spin the salad. So, we're going to fill this baby up with the lettuce that we picked. And of course, the lettuce, we've had lots of rain and a lot of dirt gets all over it and you want to make sure that we're not eating dirt yet. We haven't started doing that yet. So, we're going to rinse it off and then here, I'm fortunate enough to have fresh spring water. But, if you don't have fresh spring water, you would definitely want to wash your lettuce in some treated water with some equipment that you possibly have in your kitchen. You would wash it, then we're going to spin it, get all the water off of it.