Parsley is a herb that is used in many traditional dishes. It is very easy to grow and can be kept for quite some time without wilting. Here are the best ways of storing parsley so that it lasts long enough to be used in your cooking!
What is the best way to store fresh parsley?
The best way to store fresh parsley is by prepping it and storing it in the refrigerator. Wash and pat dry with paper towel or dishcloth, then chop off the stems and leaves individually. Once you have roughly chopped them, put them into an airtight container, such as a jar or resealable plastic bag and seal tightly. Parsley will keep for up to 7 days in the refrigerator this way.
How do you store parsley in a jar?
You can employ a variation on the classic mason jar, by cutting a small slit in plastic wrap and slipping it over the fresh leaves. Seal with a rubber band for an attractive seal.
The parsley will stay fresh longer if you keep it loosely packed, as opposed to tightly stuffed into the bowl of a mason jar. And if the leaves break off during packing, don’t fret! The stalks do not wilt as easily as the flowering tops do!
How do you keep parsley from going bad?
1. Store washed parsley packets in a closed container like a zip-lock bag or sealed jar to keep it fresh and prevent it from drying out completely (a paper towel could also help absorb any excess moisture).
2. Some cooks store their parsley sprigs in pots of cold water and change the water daily, refreshing the sprigs every time they take them out to cook with them.
3. Always try to remove any roots that might be present before storing your parsley, because they’re the part of the plant that will spoil first and impart an unpleasant flavour.