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How To Store Your Microgreens For LONGER SHELF LIFE

  • By: admin61
  • Date: June 4, 2023
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Microgreens are delicate and can spoil quickly if not properly stored. Here are some steps you can follow ton how to store your microgreens to extend the shelf life of your microgreens:

  1. Harvesting: Harvest your microgreens when they are ready, which is typically when they have developed their first set of true leaves. Harvesting at the right time can help prolong their shelf life. Also, it’s best to harvest in the morning when they are the most hydrated.
  2. Washing: If needed, gently wash your microgreens in cold water to remove any soil. However, try to avoid washing if possible as it can reduce their shelf life.
  3. Drying: After washing, it’s essential to dry them thoroughly. Any excess moisture can cause them to spoil faster. You can use a salad spinner or gently pat them dry with paper towels.
  4. Storing: Store your microgreens in a breathable container to help maintain their freshness. A common way to do this is to put them in a plastic bag or container with a few holes punched in it to allow for air circulation.
  5. Temperature: Keep your microgreens refrigerated. The ideal storage temperature for most microgreens is between 4°C (39°F) and 7°C (45°F).
  6. Do not compress: Don’t pack your microgreens too tightly, as this can cause them to become squashed and spoil more quickly.
  7. Use quickly: Despite all precautions, microgreens are highly perishable. Try to use them within a week of harvesting for the best flavor and nutritional value.

Remember, the exact shelf life of microgreens can vary depending on the variety and the specific conditions they’re stored under. But with careful handling and storage, you can help them stay fresh and nutritious for as long as possible.

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