How To Tell When Iceberg Lettuce Is Bad?

Anyone who has purchased lettuce, whether whole heads or pre-cut leaves, understands how quickly it may spoil in the refrigerator. Spotting bad lettuce is simple, and brown patches, drooping foliage, and an unpleasant odor are just a few signs. To avoid destroying the rest of your lettuce batch, throw away any rotting leaves as soon as possible. Keep the rest of your lettuce leaves in the refrigerator to keep them fresher for longer.


When in doubt, check for bruises on the leaves. The leaves of lettuce should be a pale green color.