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Old 07-10-2006, 03:08 AM posted to
Mark Thorson Mark Thorson is offline
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Default Do you throw the first layer of lettuce away

Terry wrote:

The first few leaves are the best part. I hate to give them up,
but I worry about the chemicals.

I do that with Brussels sprouts. Only the tight
inner leaves can be assured to be free of
E. coli O157:H7. And I boil or steam them,
never eat them raw, even without the current
problem with organic (manure) fertilizer.