Future Fresh Salanova Lettuce Mix
The innovative lettuce
This lettuce mix is made up of different varieties of Salanova, a lettuce of superior texture and quality to regular lettuce. Future Fresh is the only supplier of these lettuce varieties in the Philippines.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Salanova lettuce is result of selective breeding, inspired by wild multi-leaf lettuce found in an open field in Europe. Developed from Dutch seed specialists, Rijk Zwaan, Salanova lettuce is a registered trademark.
Because it is hydroponically-grown, and allowed to grow longer than most “baby” lettuce, it has better flavor and quality. And it also has a longer shelf life than traditional lettuce.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Made up of the sweetest, crunchiest, and most vibrant selections of Salanova lettuce, this mix is perfect for burgers, wraps, and salads. And with this mix, you can make a really simple, but very tasty, one.
- In a small bowl, whisk extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. This will be your vinaigrette.
- In a large serving bowl, throw in Salanova Lettuce Mix, apple slices, dried cranberries, and crushed walnuts.
- Drizzle your vinaigrette, and toss until well-coated.
- Top your salad with crumbled goat cheese. Try this one by Malagos.
THE FUTURE OF FARMING
Future Fresh is a proudly Filipino venture, created out of frustration for the less than stellar quality of produce found on local supermarket shelves. The company specializes in locally-grown produce, and prides itself on their completely fresh vegetables. This is because they harvest just before dispatch, reducing travel time, and ensuring a longer shelf life.
These gamechangers built farm systems with controlled environment that result in hydroponically-grown, pesticide-free greens. Everything they provide is guaranteed high in quality, high in nutrients, and always completely fresh.
Your fresh produce will be stored in a resealable plastic ziplock bag. You will notice that there is air inside and this maintains a sort of internal atmosphere to keep your fresh produce in good condition.
Once opened, the produce will begin to age. The best way to keep it fresh for longer once opened is to keep it moisture-free.
Future Fresh produce have no wilted leaves or roots that may cause decay, so you need only wash them before cooking or consuming. With produce with high water content, like fresh rocket arugula, you can remove the excess moisture that might accumulate by lining the storage bag with a paper towel and resealing the bag again. Make sure to check on it mid-week, and replace the paper towel once it takes in too much moisture.
Done properly, this method can help your produce last to about a week max after opening of bag.