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Milky Iceberg...ever happen to you?

critter101 Mar 30, 2009 02:31 PM

Last night, I cut a head of iceberg lettuce in half, and it started oozing a milky liquid. It was coming from between the leaves. Needless to say, we didn't use it. But, I've never seen this before, and I have been cooking for a looooong time. Has it ever happened to you? Any idea what caused it?

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    jsaimd Mar 30, 2009 03:39 PM

    Yes and with romaine. It is fine to eat.

    From Wikipedia if you trust that..."The thick ribs, especially on the older outer leaves, should have a milky fluid which gives the romaine the typically fine-bitter herb taste."

    1. chef chicklet Mar 30, 2009 02:53 PM

      No and I hope never to have it happen.

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