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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How to Store Parsley, Cilantro, and Other Fresh Herbs

This works best for Parsley Cilantro and other herbs really!

I have tried several ways to store and keep herbs different ways work with different herbs
Here is what I find works best

Snip off the bottom of the stems.
Make sure the leaves are completely dry. Better to hold off rinsing them until you're about to use them.
Fill a jar or a water glass partially with water and place the stem ends of the herbs into the water in the jar.
If you are storing the herbs in the refrigerator, cover loosely with a plastic bag. Cilantro loves cool temperatures and should be stored in the refrigerator. Parsley can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. According to Harold McGee, basil is ideally stored at room temperature and not in the refrigerator, because it is susceptible to damage from cold.
Change the water after several days if the water starts to discolor.
Fresh parsley, cilantro, basil, and other fresh herbs can last up to 2 weeks or longer when stored this way.

Another way  to store herbs is to wrap them in a wet paper towel and put
them in a plastic bag in your fridge. My rosemary, thyme, and parsley lasted for a
month and was still fresh. I recommend this method.

Basil however needs to be stored in a glass of water, covered with a plastic bag but
DO NOT PUT IN Fridge as Basil doesn't like to get cold

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