Don't do what I did. I lost it. LOST IT!! And I will tell you, that is maddening! So I am writing this post to inform YOU how to NOT lose it.
Okay, all of you salad-a-day eaters, here's some news for you. And yes, you may already know it. I had heard it long ago and forgotten it, that is until yesterday when anonymous posted a comment on KISS and Tell. Anonymous mentioned that he/she tears their lettuce up instead of cutting it. Then I remembered that it is not good to cut lettuce with a metal knife. It made me wonder why, so I did a quick check. Turns out that a metal knife causes the lettuce to oxidize and lose Vit C. "Slicing lettuce before use creates an ascorbic acid oxidase that releases vitamin C, and vitamin C content in lettuce is thus destroyed in preparation by many cooks." www.livestrong.com/article/22525-nutritional-value-lettuce/#ixzz1BXBzxusZ. So DON'T lose it. Don't lose the Vitamin C. Tear your lettuce leaves or buy a special plastic lettuce knife. I am currently buying the pre washed organic lettuce/spring mix packs for the convenience. When I go back to heads of lettuce one thing is for sure, I'll tear it up!
Also, the darker the lettuce, the more nutritional value!
How are you doing with a salad a day? Anyone started yet? I still didn't get to a salad today. Baby had 105.3 fever and it was crazy. Tomorrow, tomorrow. I'll make one tomorrow. It's only a day away!