How to store fresh herbs November 4, 2015
Welcome to the HelloFresh way to keep herbs fresh as a daisy! If you’re a bit lost as to how to store fresh herbs so you get the most out of them, check out these tips.
There are several elements to consider when storing herbs:
- Keep your herbs away from direct sunlight. Excessive light will burn their delicate leaves.
- Keep them covered, excessive exposure to oxygen will make them wilt faster.
- Regulate moisture levels (too wet and they’ll be slimy, too dry and they won’t be green for long!).
- Keep them in the fridge (with the exception of basil and very thin mint leaves), green herbs are best kept at a regulated cool
For all green herbs except basil:
Lay out the herbs on a damp paper towel or fresh chux cloth wipe. Gently roll up the herbs within the wet paper, place in a plastic zip lock bag and store in the fridge (not too close to the back wall, it’s too cold!). Herbs stored like this should last up to 2 weeks.
For basil (or very thin mint leaves):
Trim the bottom of the herbs, place in a jar or glass filled with a few inches of water and cover with a plastic zip lock bag. Store out of direct sunlight. Basil stored like this should last 2 weeks.
For woody herbs:
Lay out the herbs on a dry paper towel, roll up and store in a plastic zip lock bag in the fridge. Herbs stored like this should last 2-3 weeks.
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