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11: How to Store Greens Properly

Have you ever bought a full head of kale and had it wilt on you within a day? Well, we're here to give you the inside knowledge for how you can make it last up to a week! Yup, a week of fresh kale, iceberg lettuce, or any other green leafy goodness.

 

To keep for ~7 days, fresh:

  1. De-stem your greens (if you need to)
  2. Wash by swishing around in water & a small spoonful of baking soda, drain, rinse and drain again
  3. Roll bunches of leaves and chop them as fine as you want (like in the video)
  4. Dump chopped leaves onto a tea towel (or clean rag)
  5. Collect the corners of the cloth so no leaves fall out
  6. Swing the "bag" of leaves around into the sink, so any escaping water lands in the sink - this might take some practice - continue swinging until dry
  7. Open the towel and dab any leftover water off the leaves
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days

To keep for ~2/3 days, fresh:

  1. Throw the bunch with stems into a cup of water, and throw them in the fridge

To keep for ~8 months, frozen (and save wilting leaves):

  1. De-stem your greens (if you need to)
  2. Wash by swishing around in water & a small spoonful of baking soda, drain, rinse and drain again
  3. Throw everything into the blender/food processor with some water
  4. Pour blended mixture into ice cube trays to use in green smoothies

 

What food waste reduction hacks do you have? Share in the comments!

 

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