Thursday, 6 November 2014

Is this just a food myth? Lettuce should be torn not cut.


 I have usually torn my lettuce rather than cut it but after doing a bit of research I have to accept that it makes no difference.  The edges of the lettuce do not go brown faster when cut.  So this does seem truly to be a food myth.

Watch out lettuce, I'm going to be coming after you with my trusty knives now!  And no, it won't be a non-metallic knife either.

9 comments:

  1. This is interesting. Catherine

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  2. I think it is a myth. I chop my lettuce with a metal knife all the time and it is fine.

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  3. Carole, I remember reading the same thing about tearing lettuce, many years ago. However, I chopped lettuce all the time, before I switched to baby spinach salads. :)

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  4. Have always cut my I have never thought of it one way or the other...because I never torn my.

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  5. I do both, but I do like the pieces you get by cutting better than tearing. It makes the salad easier to eat.

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  6. Oh good - I've always cut my lettuce despite knowing I shouldn't :) I do, however, tear my basil. Did you read anything about that one?

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  7. Interesting! I have a special plastic knife that I use for my lettuce, but maybe that is an extra gadget I can clear out? Will try with a regular knife next time!

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  8. i enjoy cutting my lettuce fine and do not find an issue. The only reason to use a non metallic knife is the sharpness, I find

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  9. I always tear lettuce not because I've heard or learnt that it should be done like that, I just like doing it with my handss and hearing the crunch I make by doing so.

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