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Iceberg is the world's most popular lettuce. However, is there a good reason why not to substitute a different lettuce rather than CABBAGE

if iceberg lettuce is unavailable? There's cos, coral, oakleaf etc.

Cabbage is gross, but I'm using oakleaf lettuce in the salad tonight due to the local shortage of iceberg.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/kfc-fans-furious-as-lettuce-is-replaced-by-cabbage-thanks-to-shortages/news-story/03fd7e644ebe6d04532f5c3f60813eed

Posted - July 16

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  • 42825
    I have never heard of those. Cabbage would be horrible on a burger. I use Romain once in a while when it is on sale. Local stuff should be available soon.
      July 16, 2022 8:11 AM MDT
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  • 15499
    Slawburgers aren't too revolting. Doesn't work with fried chicken though.
      July 16, 2022 9:27 PM MDT
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  • 11814
    Furious over lettuce, seriously? These people need to get lives and possibly cut back on the greasy, fried fast food.
      July 16, 2022 8:14 AM MDT
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  • 927
    Stu, rather than criticizing the nature of the questions asked, if you don't like some topic, move on to something else.  Your constant harping on the nature of questions asked and the answers to them is becoming irritating.
      July 16, 2022 8:17 AM MDT
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  • 11814
    You misread my answer. I was criticizing KFC customers for getting worked up over lettuce. How is that about the nature of the question?
      July 16, 2022 8:28 AM MDT
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  • 927
    My mistake - I didn't open the link, but there have been so many times you've criticized questions and responses that it wasn't a big leap here.
      July 16, 2022 9:24 AM MDT
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  • 11814
    But it's not fair to bite my head off here because of another post you didn't like, so I accept your apology in advance. It's also important to point out that we are all free to post as we see fit. Lots of folks post controversial things that might rub others the wrong way.
      July 16, 2022 10:08 AM MDT
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  • 927
    My apologies.  Yes, we are all free to post as we see fit, but just because you CAN complain, doesn't mean you HAVE to complain.
      July 16, 2022 10:13 AM MDT
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  • 11814
    By the same token, just because one CAN post nonsense doesn't mean one SHOULD post nonsense.
      July 16, 2022 10:21 AM MDT
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  • 927
    One man's nonsense is another man's deep thought.
      July 16, 2022 11:06 AM MDT
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  • 11814
    Exactly. Or woman’s!
      July 16, 2022 11:09 AM MDT
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  • 927
    Correct.
      July 16, 2022 11:10 AM MDT
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  • 927
    I like a salad that has a mixture of lettuces - romaine, iceberg, cabbage, radicchio.  Walmart has this really good romaine mixture that also has shredded carrots.  I add in diced chicken, cherry tomatoes, pecans of walnuts and dried cranberries.  The small bag is just perfect for two lunches for one person and I don't wind up throwing out a lot of food that I haven't used up.
      July 16, 2022 8:22 AM MDT
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  • 927
    Just as an aside, Iceberg lettuce contains folate and vitamin A, but is otherwise known for being the least nutrient-dense salad green so the fact that you can't get it might be a blessing in disguise.
      July 16, 2022 11:11 AM MDT
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