Many people adore iceberg lettuce because of its fresh, crispy texture. It is a brilliant all-rounder that tastes great with many different dishes. Today we look at what makes it so special and why it has a longer shelf life than many of its counterparts.
Iceberg lettuce originally came from California. These days, it’s grown all around the world, and it’s available in stores all year.
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What really distinguishes iceberg from other lettuce varieties is shelf life. Most other types of lettuce are highly temperature sensitive, to both heat and cold. They easily wilt and become unsuitable for consumption. Iceberg is much more temperature robust, giving it a longer shelf life. Iceberg also stands out from the crowd because of its wonderfully crispy, scallop-shaped leaves – fantastic crunch appeal and fantastic visual appeal.
Like green lettuce, iceberg lettuce loves a sunny spot. To keep your iceberg lettuce fresh for as long as possible, store it in your refrigerator.
In a Liebherr BioFresh compartment it will keep fresh for up to twice as long as in a refrigerator without patented BioFresh technology.
To keep iceberg lettuce fresh and crispy for as long as possible, it used to be transported on a bed of ice. That way it could be transported over long distances, yet remain fresh and tasty. The name stuck and is still used today.
Thanks to its relatively neutral taste, iceberg lettuce works well with a huge variety of dishes, and can be drizzled with sweet or savory dressings. Iceberg also makes a delicious filling for a sandwich or wrap and still looks and tastes great after a stint in the lunchbox. On top of this, at just 14 calories per 100 grams, it’s never going to cause your waistline any trouble!