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So Freshy Vol 1: Store Yo' Greenz

09/20/2018 - 15:16

So Freshy Vol 1: Store Yo' Greenz



How to Store Green Veggies

Check out our handy tips on the best ways to store your fave green veggies so they stay fresher longer!

You’d be surprised at how many of these you’ve been storing incorrectly! Never let a green veg go to waste again! BYO salad spinner. 

 

Lettuce and Celery

Wrap them in paper towels and place them back into plastic bags to lock in the freshness. 

 

Salad and Fresh Herbs

After washing and drying salad basics and green herbs with paper towels, pop them into a plastic bag, leave a little bit of air, tie it up and them store them in the fridge.
Doing this should keep all those lovely leaves nice and crisp while retaining flavour.
 

Artichokes

Store artichokes in the fridge and they should keep for a week. 

 

Asparagus

Cut off the bottoms, wrap them in a damp paper towel and then pop them in a plastic bag to keep them fresh for 3 days.

 

Broccoli

There are few ways to keep broccoli fresh.

The first way is to fill a glass with some water, and put the broccoli in (with the head up, similar to how you’d display flowers in a vase) and then keep it in the fridge. This will keep it fresh for approximately five to seven days.

Another way is to lightly spritz the head of the broccoli with some water and loosely wrap it with a paper towel before putting it in the fridge. This method has been said to keep it fresh for two to three days.

One caveat: keep the paper loose and don’t keep it in a sealed container, as the broccoli needs air in order to retain freshness.

 

Broc n' Roll

Brussels sprouts

Remove the wilted leaves and yellow bits first, then pop them into a plastic bag and store them in the crisp drawer of your fridge. Then wash them when you’re ready to cook them.

One caveat: the longer you leave Brussels sprouts, the stronger the taste (but not as sweet) so it’s best to consume them within three days of buying them.

 

Savoy and Green cabbage

Green cabbage is best kept in the crisp drawer in the fridge. This is the one veg that doesn't require a plastic bag to retain freshness!

However, if you use half of it and want to preserve the rest, it is best to wrap the remaining cabbage tightly with cling wrap before storing it in the fridge.

 

Leeks

The best way to preserve leeks is not to wash them or do anything to them at all.

Simply store them in your fridge in plastic, and only washing and cutting off the top green part when ready to be cooked.

 

Limes

Can stay in the fridge for up to 3 weeks!