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  • How long does mache lettuce last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep mache lettuce refrigerated at all times.
  • How long can mache lettuce be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; mache lettuce should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • To maximize the shelf life of mache lettuce, refrigerate in a loosely closed plastic bag and do not wash the mache lettuce until ready to eat.
  • How long does mache lettuce last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, mache lettuce will usually keep well for about 1 to 2 days in the fridge.
  • Do you need to wash mache lettuce before eating it? Yes, mache lettuce should be thoroughly washed in running water before eating.
  • Can you freeze mache lettuce? Mache lettuce does not freeze well and freezing is not recommended: mache lettuce is high in moisture, which turns to ice when frozen, causing a mushy, wilted texture when thawed.
  • How to tell if mache lettuce is bad or spoiled? Mache lettuce that is spoiling will typically become slimy and mushy and its color will deteriorate; discard mache lettuce if it has an off smell or appearance.

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