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Quickly wilt and turn black: how not to store fresh herbs

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
How to store fresh herbs properly. Source: meghantelpner.com

In the springtime, there is a wide variety of fresh and juicy greens. They should definitely be added to the diet because they are very healthy. But lettuce leaves, dill, parsley, and green onions, if not properly stored, spoil in a matter of hours.

That's why FoodOboz editorial team will tell you how to store fresh herbs. Be sure to follow the following recommendations.

Quickly wilt and turn black: how not to store fresh herbs

Do not put greens in the refrigerator without sorting them

After you've bought fresh herbs and brought them home, be sure to sort them out. You need to arrange the bunches and remove all the poor quality leaves. If this is not done, the greens will spoil very quickly.

Do not store herbs in an open bag

Quickly wilt and turn black: how not to store fresh herbs

If oxygen gets into the bag of herbs, the product will not stay fresh for long. The storage container should be very tightly closed and airtight.

Do not wash the herbs immediately

If you store dill, parsley, green onions, or iceberg directly in the bag, do not wash these products immediately. Excess moisture will contribute to active spoilage. Wash the herbs from the bag immediately before use.

Quickly wilt and turn black: how not to store fresh herbs

Do not freeze unwashed herbs

Greens are often frozen for the winter. Before such storage, it must be washed and dried very well. Then, when it is frozen, this will not be possible and the product can simply be thrown away.

Quickly wilt and turn black: how not to store fresh herbs

How best to store greens

1. Use vacuum bags. Before such storage, the greens should be washed and dried well.

Quickly wilt and turn black: how not to store fresh herbs

2. You can put the herbs in a glass jar and seal the lid. But be sure to remove all leaves of dubious quality.

3. Store greens on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator, wrapping the product in a damp cloth.

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