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Is bagged lettuce better than bulk lettuce?


Q. is it better to purchase bagged lettuce that has air in the bag or without air in the bag.


A. Whether you decide to purchase bagged or bulk lettuce is a personal choice. Bagged lettuce-types were created for convenience and help many individuals and families consume the recommended amount of 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.  The plastic bag purposely creates a modified bag environment that contains the right balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen to prevent the lettuce from browning and spoilage over time.  You can also improve the life of bulk lettuce with a few simple steps that include rinsing, drying and storing lettuce in your own plastic storage bag.


Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies at every meal to meet the daily recommendation.  Eating a diet that includes a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables provides a wide range of valuable nutrients important to health.



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