If You See Red Stuff on Your Lettuce, This Is What It Is

Summer is the season where people often grab cold food to eat, and most of the time it ends up being a salad. It’s best to make your salad with fresh ingredients, so what happens when you reach into the refrigerator and find that you have red stuff on your lettuce? Don’t chuck it, because it’s an easy problem to fix. It’s a fairly simple explanation. The reddish-brown stuff that appears on your lettuce — often near the root — is what most professional chefs refer to as “rust.” Your case of “rusty lettuce” is due to excess moisture during the storage process. Yes, the lettuce is still good, so there’s no need to waste it. It may look a bit unappetizing, but it’s easily salvageable. All you need to do is slice off the rusty red spots and you’ll have fresh-looking lettuce in no time at all.