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    Tips to Maintain Freshness of Green Leafy Veggies in the Refrigerator

    Having followed a low carb diet for almost three years and incorporating occasional non-vegetarian options for the past year, my daily diet…

    Cabbage ;

    I enjoy cabbage, but I recently learned about the recommendation for individuals with thyroid concerns to limit its consumption…

    Cauliflower;

    Although I like cauliflower, I am not a fan of encountering insects as I prepare my beloved cauliflower rice…

    Spinach; Lettuce;

    The challenge with these greens is their delicate nature, making it tough to sustain their freshness in the refrigerator for an extended period…

    During the peak season, enjoying these vegetables to the fullest is ideal. But how can one ensure a continuous supply when they are not readily available? Visiting the market daily is not feasible, so preserving them for future use is essential. I came across some effective methods online that I would like to share with you today…

    Coriander and Lettuce

    To preserve coriander and lettuce, wrap them in kitchen towels or newspapers before storing them in the fridge. This method keeps the leaves fresh for over a week. Additionally, coriander can be kept fresh by…

    Lettuce can also be maintained by placing it in a zip bag wrapped in tissue paper, leaving the top of the bag open. In my experience, this method keeps the lettuce fresh for more than 10 days…

    Spinach

    Spinach is a staple in my diet throughout the year. However, the short lifespan of green leafy veggies in the refrigerator led me to explore methods for long-term preservation…

    Keeping Fresh for a Week

    To extend the freshness of spinach leaves for about a week, I trim the bottom part of the bunch and place them in a glass of water in the fridge. This simple method allows me to enjoy fresh spinach leaves for a week or until I replenish my supply…

    Another way to preserve spinach for over a week is by…

    Alternatively, wrapping the entire bunch in old newspapers or kitchen towels like this…

    Another preservation method I prefer is to blend the spinach into a puree, pour it into ice trays, freeze, and store the cubes in Ziplock bags. These cubes can be used for soups, gravies, smoothies, and more…

    Spinach cubes remain fresh in the freezer for several months…

    Another freezer-friendly option is fresh green peas. Despite being on a low carb diet while the rest of my family enjoys grains, my son’s craving for ‘Green peas masala pulao’ drove me to preserve peas for the whole year…

    Peas

    During winters, when peas are abundant and economical, I purchase a considerable quantity, peel, wash, dry, and pack them in freezer-safe bags. This allows me to enjoy fresh green peas throughout the year…

    After six months in the freezer, my home-frozen peas resemble fresh peas when cooked…

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