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Old 09-07-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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The fresh cilantro I buy goes bad after just a couple days. Any way to keep it fresh longer?
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipe...r_fresh_herbs/ is the technique I use.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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I have used the same technique for many years. Did not know it had been actually documented elsewhere.
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I usually just give up and make chimichurri sauce with whatever remains of the bunch.
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Florida
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We trim the stems, rinse it off well, put it in a shallow glass with water, let it dry on the counter, cover it with the plastic bag we put it in at the grocery and stick it in the fridge on the top shelf. We have kept it up to 2 weeks. It usually gets used up before it has a chance to go bad.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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These are good tips because I've had no luck actually growing cilantro. This was surprising to me because generally speaking, herbs grow like crazy here in northeast Texas. But I just recently found out that cilantro doesn't "play well with others" and needs to be in it's own separate pot or bed. So next year I'll try again!
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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It also bolts as soon as it gets hot. I can only grow it in the winter in S Florida.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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It also bolts as soon as it gets hot. I can only grow it in the winter in S Florida.
I noticed this when I was struggling with ours and my daughter who lives in Ohio was having a heyday with hers!
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The fresh cilantro I buy goes bad after just a couple days. Any way to keep it fresh longer?
We use one of two ways: we either wrap it in paper towels and then put it in a baggy or we put it in a glass of water. You can cut the stem back a little. It keeps for about a week or so, either way.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I have used the same technique for many years. Did not know it had been actually documented elsewhere.
Yes, I do as well. I also use this method for scallions.

I used to put fresh cilantro in a slightly damp paper towel but inevitably I would 'lose' it in the refrigerator shuffling of food stuff.
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