"Eat your greens."
You really won't have any excuse not to eat your greens after you learn a little trick to help them keep longer after you buy them.
There's nothing worse than opening your fridge to find that the beautiful, bountiful bunch of kale you bought (or grew and picked ;-)) is starting to wilt- or worse- starting to go yellow.
There are a couple of things that effect the length of time greens last in your fridge. The fresher they are, the longer they last, so shopping at the farmers market and purchasing local will usually ensure they were picked just shortly before you buy them. There are also settings and compartments in refrigerators that help keep produce fresher longer- I'm not going to lie- I have no idea about this one, but I found this handy article to explain.
Did you know, you can use a glass of water and a plastic bag to keep your greens EVEN longer?
First off, I am in no way promoting the use of plastic bags for every piece of produce you purchase. When I can, I use my own bags or no bag at all- these bags are super wasteful and most often unnecessary. I occasionally use a plastic bag when I have no other choice, and then I re-use it plenty of times over for things like this.
Ok, so you remove any elastics or twist ties from the bunch, fill a glass up with cold water, place the bunch, stem down, into the glass (just like you're putting fresh cut flowers in a vase), cover the bunch and the glass with the plastic bag and store in your fridge on any shelf. And you're done!
A few notes:
Jana Roy RHN RYT