Let us speak of lettuce. I have been eating mixed baby greens or chopped baby romaine so long for salads. I wash them by soaking them in water 2x and then spinning them dry.
Recently I missed crunchy iceburg, so long pushed to the side because of its minimal nutritional content, and have been eating iceberg a couple weeks. I have been slicing of chunks and breaking them up into a salad bowl. I am normally fastidious about cleaning lettuce, but, i noticed restaurants serve iceberg wedges all the time, and so i assume there is not need to clean so thoroughly because when growing the bugs cannot get in. So I take the outer leaves off, and chop up for my salad.
Am I making a wrong assumption here?