Parsley is often used in the kitchen. But how do you store it properly so that it keeps for a long time? We’ll tell you. Chefs use a trick that allows them to store parsley for over thirty days. Let’s see what it is.

Parsley: used in cooking

Parsley is an aromatic herb that is often used in cooking. It has a distinctive flavor and various beneficial properties. It is used to add a touch of freshness and flavor to dishes and is used in many culinary cultures in various gastronomic preparations.

Parsley is mainly used to flavor and season various recipes such as soups, sauces, salads, dips and many other dishes and adds a fresh, herbaceous flavor to food that can enhance the overall taste of food.

In addition, the leaves are often used as a garnish to enhance the presentation of dishes and add color and a touch of elegance. Parsley is rich in essential vitamins and minerals and is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron and folic acid. It is also rich in antioxidants and has diuretic properties.

Not to mention that the herb contains phytochemicals that may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Some research suggests that eating parsley may improve digestion, support heart health and help with weight loss. That’s why a good portion of parsley should never be missing in our kitchen. But how to have it always fresh and store it properly? We reveal the secret of the cooks.

How to store parsley

  • First, wash the parsley with water. In this process, remove leaves and branches that appear dry or damaged. After you have washed the parsley, spread it out to dry on a few sheets of absorbent paper.
  • Fill a jar halfway with water, it is better if the jar is made of glass, as it is a material that helps to better preserve food. Now dip the parsley stems into the jar as you would with cut flowers. Then cover the buds with a plastic freezer bag. Secure the plastic bag with a rubber band that goes over the top of the jar.

Use scissors to cut the two outer sides of the bag to allow air to circulate. At this point, you can place the glass jar with the parsley inside in the refrigerator. The ideal position is, of course, the position provided for the bottles on the inside door of the refrigerator.

If you do not have enough space in the refrigerator, you can also preserve the parsley by placing it in a jar already cut. Before closing the jar, place a sheet of absorbent paper between the lid and the opening. The jar can be placed in the refrigerator, preferably upside down.