Salad Greens

Military Produce Group Salad Greens

Salad Greens

General Information:

Salad greens are leafy greens which are used to make salads.  Many cultures have a long history of the cultivation and collection of greens for use in salads, since leafy greens are beneficial to human health and digestion and a hearty flavor. 

Selection and Storage:

Greens should be fresh and crisp, with good color and no signs of yellowing, decay or slime, blemishes, wilting or rust spots. Store lettuce in perforated plastic bags wrapped in damp paper towels and keep in the refrigerator vegetable crisper.

Preparation and Cooking:

Separate leaves and rinse throughly.  Once rinsed, break up or cut the leaves and serve as desired.