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Old 02-08-2020, 03:56 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Any tips on storage? I love cilantro, but it goes bad too fast.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the cornfields of Illinois
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We put in a jar with water about halfway up the stems, cover with a plastic bag, and place in refrigerator. Change the water every couple days.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:07 PM
 
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I hope there is a good answer to your question, because I like cilantro but rarely buy it. The stores sell it in such big bundles that most of it gets thrown out after it gets old.

Maybe freezing small bags of it would work well. I’ll try that next time.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Kanada ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ
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I use a lot of cilantro.During summer season I cut freshly from my garden.At times I put it in a little vase with water covered in fridge,changing water regularly up to 2 weeks.During winter season I buy from Indian store, rinse and freeze after removing stems. Occasionally I dry the cilantro just like mint leaves.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'm sure this topic has been covered before (not bothering to search) - but my opinion of cilantro: don't buy it, toss it - LOL - I accidentally purchased a plant (thought it was parsley) - and couldn't give it away to anyone I knew - I know it's a controversial herb - you either love it or hate it (guess which category I'm in... )
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:42 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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We put in a jar with water about halfway up the stems, cover with a plastic bag, and place in refrigerator. Change the water every couple days.
Ditto, except I also cut the stems off about an inch and then wash so it's ready to use. I place a couple of paper towels on the counter and sit the jar with the cilantro in it in the center, let the water drip/evaporate, then cover and fridge.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:50 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Thank you. I will try the vase in the fridge tip, or wet towels. I really love it, but forget to use it sometimes. I need to remember to use a few leaves for garnish. Too bad for those folks who don't like it. I use an entire bunch when I make chick pea patties.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:02 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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There is nothing you can do to make it last. It just isn't a plant that stores well.


I put the stems in a heavy glass with some water and put the whole thing into a plastic bag.


Possibly, if you have a green thumb you could grow a small pot of it and clip what you need, but my experience with growing cilantro is that it doesn't last long, it grows fast and bolts quickly.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:58 PM
 
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Mine lasts around 10 days, but usually I eat it all before then

I leave the twisty on, and rinse the whole bunch very well under the cold water from the faucet sprayer. Then I lay on a dish towel or colander until almost dry. With sharp shears I snip the ends, remove the twisty and place in a jar or glass mug with water covering half to three-quarters of the stems, and place in the fridge.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:32 PM
 
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Any tips on storage? I love cilantro, but it goes bad too fast.
Two weeks ago, we had a pot luck. I prepared a pot of posole and chopped up a bunch of cilantro and placed it in a bowl for garnish. Few people used it. I refrigerated it WITHOUT A COVER for the past two weeks and while it is dry, it still has retained all of its flavor as well as its texture.
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