1 The most efficient storage methods
- 1.1 In the refrigerator: 4 ways
- 1.2 Method 5: in the freezer
- 2 How to store a salad can not
- 3 Results
Fresh salad is not only different original taste, but also popular due to its beneficial properties. That's just really very fast he fades. But I will tell you how to store the leaves of lettuce in the refrigerator using simple methods.
The most efficient storage methods
Lettuce, like other leafy vegetables, have a short shelf life. And yet there are several ways that will save the leaf salad at times longer.
In the refrigerator: 4 ways
If you think that it is enough just to wash the lettuce leaves and put them in the fridge, then don't be surprised that in a couple of days they will start to rot. To prevent this from happening, use one of the suggested storage methods.
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Method 1. In container
Method 2 In the substrate
Unwashed greens can be stored as follows:
Method 3. In a bowl of water
I know about the fairly popular practice of storing greenery - in water, like flowers:
Method 4. Marinated in a saucepan
There is another way to preserve lettuce leaves - pickle them.
To always enjoy fresh greens, it can be stored, or rather grown independently on the windowsill in a pot.
Purchased seeds germinate within 5 days, and after 20-25 days you will be able to harvest the first crop. The main thing - do not forget to provide the plant with regular watering, fertilizing and sufficient lighting.
Method 5: in the freezer
Eating fresh lettuce is very healthy, but it is difficult to do it all year round. And here comes the freezer to the rescue.
Whole leaves do not freeze. This is due to the fact that they contain a large amount of water, and at very low temperatures the salad turns into a mash. But you can do otherwise.
- Pour the leaves with boiling water, and then cool them in cold water.
- After that, grind them manually or with a blender until mashed.
- Spread the resulting gruel in molds, containers or packages.
Salad prepared in this way can be used to make sauces or soups.
How to store a salad can not
I told you about the ways of storing the salad, it's time to discuss what you absolutely cannot do with greens. And you can not do only two things:
- Store in a closed plastic bag. Moisture will accumulate inside, which will only accelerate the deterioration of greenery.
- Leave the leaves open. Due to the fact that in the refrigerator there is a strong evaporation, the lettuce leaves will wither several times faster.
I told you how to properly store a salad in order to prolong his life. You can use one or several ways at once. Watch the video in this article, it will be useful to you. If you still have questions or you decide to tell about your experience blanks, write in the comments.
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