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Old 03-04-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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I have a question for you experts out there. I really am trying to eat more Salads and i want to use the healthiest leaf vegetable as the base of my salad like Kale or Spinach and not Lettace for example. But when i buy Kale and put it in the fridge it wilts after about 3 days. Any secrets to help it last longer in the Fridge.

Thanks for any advice !!
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Do you put the greens in the upper or lower portion of the refrigerator? That is of course if you have a crisper in yours.

If I put it in the crisper (lower) and often in a plastic bag, not closed tightly, I can keep it for more than a week.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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Do you put the greens in the upper or lower portion of the refrigerator? That is of course if you have a crisper in yours.

If I put it in the crisper (lower) and often in a plastic bag, not closed tightly, I can keep it for more than a week.
Yeap i have crispers on the bottom but it seems that within about 3 days they are wilting so i was just wondering if any tips from you all. Some times i'll buy Red Cabbage and it will last for a week or longer in the crisper.

As far as not tightly your talking about the plastic bag as i thought you should seal it tightly

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Old 03-04-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I'm no expert -- but a little air in the bag, or a bag with a few holes allow the vegetables breathing room...but of course it might differ even by frig and temperature. Check your temperature and see if a few adjustments might help..a wee bit cooler I'd reckon.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Maine
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It's not anything you're doing wrong. Kale isn't a great keeper. I wrap mine in a damp cotton kitchen towel and store it in the crisper.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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Those evert-fresh green baggy things are great if you can't use stuff quickly, I don't know how they work, but they earn their keep!

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Old 03-06-2008, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
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I wash my leaf greens and wrap them in a paper towels and then put in a plastic bag, I then unwrap the towel and use greens as needed, it works well with romaine lettuce, it might for kale too. and it is always ready
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Invest in a food saver. One of the best things we ever did.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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Hey - apparently you should: store kale carefully if you aren't going to use it immediately. After washing, shake the leaves gently or run through a salad spinner. Wrap the leaves in paper towels and keep them in the salad crisper of your refrigerator for up to 5 days. Boto x
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Kale really isn't the most tender green for eating raw...stick with spinach!
Never wash veggies, until you're ready to use them. I just store them in the bag that is in the produce aisle...they keep just fine for days!
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