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Offline kdefay

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Methods for keeping salad greens fresh in the refrigetor
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:56:13 PM »
So what are your best methods for keeping salad greens fresh in a refrigerator?  Just interested to see different opinions on the subject...
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Re: Methods for keeping salad greens fresh in the refrigetor
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 10:26:29 PM »
I wrap them in moist paper towels and put them in plastic bags or containers.

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Re: Methods for keeping salad greens fresh in the refrigetor
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 11:15:12 PM »
I wrap them in moist paper towels and put them in plastic bags or containers.

What would you guess is the shelf life when using this method?
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Re: Methods for keeping salad greens fresh in the refrigetor
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 07:36:01 AM »
Rinse in salad spinner and do not dry all the way.  Store them in salad spinner in fridge with top on.
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Re: Methods for keeping salad greens fresh in the refrigetor
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 08:24:31 AM »
What would you guess is the shelf life when using this method?

I haven't done any controlled experiments, but I would guess at least 50% longer for salad greens and twice as long for herbs.

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Re: Methods for keeping salad greens fresh in the refrigetor
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 11:25:56 AM »
For lettuce, I run through the salad spinner to remove as much water as possible. I put back in the plastic bag that I put it in, in the store. I put that bag, unsealed into the salad crisper compartment in the fridge. My lettuce will last 1-2 weeks, if it was in very good shape when I purchased it.
 
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