Iceberg Salad made with shredded iceberg lettuce is minimally processed, subjected to a process of cutting, washing and disinfection; packaged ready to be prepared and eaten. The extent of the cut strips are 1/4″.
The shredded iceberg lettuce is from a light green color to medium green color, with slight moisture condensation, soft and crunchy consistence and a very characteristic flavor and smell.
Where did the name Iceberg lettuce come from?
It is used mainly for salads. Romaine/Cos – Used mainly for salads and sandwiches, this type forms long, upright heads. This is the most often used lettuce in Caesar salads. Iceberg/Crisphead – the most popular type in the US, it is very heat-sensitive and was originally adapted for growth in the northern US.
What is lettuce made up of?
It’s made up of 95 percent water and contains only small amounts of fiber and minerals. So while iceberg lettuce is low in calories and definitely not bad for you, it’s not that good either. If you’re stuck on the mild taste of iceberg lettuce, I would recommend you switch to romaine.
Is a lettuce a vegetable?
It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and seeds.Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians who turned it from a weed, whose seeds were used to produce oil, into a food plant grown for its succulent leaves, in addition to its oil-rich seeds.
The shredded iceberg lettuce should be maintained refrigerated, away from fruits and vegetables that produce ethylene. Its packaging has been designed to keep the salad fresh. After opened, if it is not consumed in its entirety, we recommend keeping it in its original bag inside the refrigerator, taking out the air inside the bag previously.
- Optimum conservation temperature: from 1°C to 4.4 °C,
- Humidity: 95 to 100%
- Produces ethylene: NO
- Sensitive to ethylene exposure: YES.