Lettuces, Mache




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Receiving Information: Wilting: Indication of exposure to drafts or storage at warm temperatures - keep lettuce away from any drafts and store at 32-36 degrees F/0-2 degrees C. Dried translucent leaves: Indication of freeze damage - do not store lettuce below 31 degrees F/-0.5 degrees C. Wilting: Indication of storage in an area with low humidity - maintain a humidity level of 90-98. Deterioration: Indication of storage at high temperatures. Rough handling of the product may also promote deterioration of bruised leaves. Store lettuce at 32-36 degrees F/0-2 degrees C and always hand with care. Russet spotting: Indication of ethylene exposure - keep lettuce away from ethylene-producing produce and ripening rooms. Storage/Handling: Optimum Temp (F):32 - 32F 0.0 - 0.0C. Optimum Humidity:98 - 100%. Storage Life (Days):14 - 21. Ethylene Producer: No. Ethylene Sensitive: Yes. Water Sprinkle: Yes. Odor Producer: No. Ripens After Harvest: No. Mist: Yes. Top Ice: No. Odor Sensitive: No.


Mache lettuce is spoon-shaped with rounded green leaves have a sweet hazelnut taste. Variety AKA/Synonyms: LambÍs Lettuce, LambÍs Tongue, Corn Salad, Doucette, Field Salad. Phytochemical: Quercetins. Outside Coloring: Deep green. Shape: Nicely shaped, small leaves a bit like miniature spinach leaves. Flesh Description: Tender, succulent leaves. Usage: Good raw, saut_ed or steamed, commonly used in lettuce mixes. Taste: Mild to sweet, nutty flavor.

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