If you go to the trouble of washing your vegetables (check out my Best Way to Wash Veggies Video) to get yourself ready for the week or a big meal, you definitely want to know how to store them so they don’t wilt or, even worse, rot in the fridge before you get to use them.
Different vegetables will keep for different lengths of time. But we can take many of the same steps to help them stay fresh for as long as possible once we clean them.
How Long Can Your Washed Veggies Last?
Most of my greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and other cruciferous vegetables last about 5-7 days. More durable root vegetables, like carrots and parsnips last longer, about 2-3 weeks. It will vary depending on the temperature and humidity level of your fridge and vegetable drawers.
Yes, the humidity level matters! Most veggies like a little humidity, or even a damp towel (not wet!) to help keep them fresh. But too wet is no good because it will encourage mold and rot. Too dry, however and your veggies will dry out. My take? A little humidity is a good thing. Balance Miyagi, balance!
Learn How to Store Washed Vegetables in 2 Minutes!
Here’s a couple quick tips to help you make the most of your meal prep process. Knowing how to store your washed vegetables is just as important as knowing how to wash them! Hope this helps. 🙂
Got Any Quick Tips of Your Own to Add?
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