Iceberg Lettuce is part of the daisy family. Iceberg has pale green leaves and grows in cabbage-like heads. The heads are firm and tightly packed with a central core or heart.
Growing and harvesting
Lettuce is grown in Werribee South from September to May, and in the Gatton region from April to October. Iceberg Lettuce prefers relatively cool temperatures and doesn’t grow well in extreme heat or cold. Lettuce is hand-harvested and packed in field. It is delivered to our facilities within a couple of harvest so it can be cooled to maintain its crispness.
Select Iceberg Lettuce that is heavy for its size and has fresh looking leaves that are crisp.
Store Lettuce whole and unwashed until it is needed. Whole heads stay fresher than leaves or chopped Lettuce. Store leaves in a plastic bag or container in the crisper of the fridge.
Lettuce gives a fantastic crunch to salads, sandwiches, or as a garnish. Leaves can be used as edible cups or as a wrap. If using it in a stir fry, cook it quickly to retain its crispness.
Iceberg Lettuce is a good source of vitamin K, which helps blood stick together (coagulate) and is important for growth and the development of healthy bones.
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