An Aussie mum has shared her very savvy hack for keeping shredded lettuce fresh for as long as five days.
Sharing on a popular Facebook page, Holly revealed how she follows a simple process using common kitchen items to make her lettuce last much longer.
She simply keeps the chopped lettuce in a container, covers it with water and tops it with a paper towel.
“For mums that don’t know this trick … it’s a game changer!” Holly wrote on the Mums Who Cook & Bake page.
“Shredded lettuce covered in cold water and then paper towels on top. Change paper towels daily.”
Holly shared images of some lettuce she had shredded five days earlier and stored using the method.
It appears to still look fresh and crisp, with no discolouring or wilting.
In comparison, Holly also posted a photo of the remaining half of lettuce which had been left in a bag in the fridge for the same amount of time.
That lettuce appeared soggy, brown and old.
Many Facebook users were blown away by the simple hack.
“Wow thanks, I waste so much lettuce,” said one.
Added one more: “I will be doing this from now on, thanks for sharing!”
Another shared a similar trick for keeping lettuce fresh.
“I also find shredding and wrapping in foil works well, I had lettuce keep for 4 weeks using foil,” she said.