Maximizing Herb Shelf Life & Freshness
Cut Stems Under Water!
-Wash & rinse herbs.
-Take herbs and place stems in bowl of cold water. Using scissors, cut about 1/4” to 1/2” of the stems while they are submerged under the water. Let the stems remain in the water for about 5 minutes to soak up as much water as possible up the stems.
Storage in Water
Once cut, place the herbs in cup of water. Cover herbs soaking in water with a plastic bag. Store in fridge for use throughout the week in cooking.
Storage in Paper Towels
-Once herbs have soaked in water for at least 5 minutes, wrap in slightly damp paper towels and place in plastic bag. Refrigerate and use when needed.
**This method works great with lettuce heads. Once lettuce is washed and rinsed well, hold ends of lettuce under water in bowl. Use a small knife, make a fresh cut on base of lettuce. Let it soak up water for about 5 minutes. Place in paper towels and store in plastic bag. The lettuce will remain fresh and crisp for about 7 days. Use one leaf at a time when needed for meals.