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Old 06-18-2014, 01:23 AM
 
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These things stay fresh only for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Is there a trick to keep them fresh for longer?
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Yep - you know those artificial thunderstorm thingies at the grocery store? They aren't there for the ambience.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:35 AM
 
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Yep - you know those artificial thunderstorm thingies at the grocery store? They aren't there for the ambience.
You mean to spray them with water? Maybe they shouldn't be kept in the plastic bag, either?
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:38 AM
 
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Keep 'em cut end in water... like a vase. Change the water daily & cut the stems. If its hot keep the whole shebang in the fridge.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:41 AM
 
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OK, will try. Thanks for the tips (wish I had asked long ago).
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, Makiki
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Default For the cilantro...

For the cilantro to stay fresh longer, store it in in jar like leftcoastie said with a plastic bag to cover the green tops and place it in the fridge. This will protect the leaves from drying out in the refrigerator.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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These things stay fresh only for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Is there a trick to keep them fresh for longer?
I have no problem keeping scallions or parsley fresh. Just wrap them in a little paper towel to help keep them dry. As for cilantro; fill a glass or a can with a little water, put the cilantro in the water and it will stay fresh for a long time.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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For cilantro and parsley, I wash them and cut them. Then I keep them in ziplock bags in the fridge. It stays fresh up to 7 days.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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Chop and freeze.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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Keeping them in a wet plastic bag keeps them moist but also accelerates spoilage. Soak 'em in water like the above poster said. If you need to use them up, make some chimichurri or something, the vinegar and oil will stretch the shelf life a bit.
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