How can I store herbs to keep them fresh longer?

We hear you! A common complaint among home cooks is how quickly fresh herbs spoil. It’s a shame because fresh herbs are fabulous for gut health. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prolong the life of your fresh herbs.

1. To store herbs in the fridge for a few days, first snip off the ends, then take a dry paper towel and roll it tight around the herbs to hold in moisture. Cover with plastic or place in a container and store in the fridge. Change paper towel daily for best results.

2. Many herbs freeze well. Put them in a sealed ziplock bag and store them in the freezer. The faster they’re frozen, the fresher they’ll stay.

3. If using herbs within 24-48 hours then snip off their ends and stand up in a container with water (just like a bouquet) at room temperature. Cover and store in the fridge to make them last longer but be sure to change the water every 2 days.

4. For limp looking herbs, fill a bag with ice water, add herbs (this works well with basil) and soak until they perk up.

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