I bought lettuce iceberg from him as iceberg lettuce is low in salicylate and also low in FODMAP! He told me that it is a common practice for many vegetable sellers to apply oil at the base/core of the iceberg lettuce to further prevent it from rotting.
That was the first time I heard of such a practice.
And then I realised why many times the lettuce icebergs which were kept in plastic bags had solidified/cloudy oil residue at the bottom of the bags. (From supermarkets at many different malls)
I then asked him what was the oil that he used for this purpose as I can't take peanut oil.
He went to the back of his shop and brought the bottle out to show me.
|I've used this oil before. But I don't anymore as I found it to be too oily. And I didn't like that it was in a plastic bottle and that the bottle was not opaque to keep the oil from getting rancid.|
Have you heard of such a practice?