How To Store Herbs

Storing herbs is important for getting the most use out of your ingredients. If you’re beginning to understand the cooking basics, herb storage will play an important role in your efforts to learn to cook. Read below for some quick and easy tips on how to store your fresh herbs and use them in your next dishes.

Prep your herbs
Keep your herbs dry before storing, and make sure to rinse them with water before use. If you have more fresh herbs than you’ll ever use, they can be dried. Set them out in a cool, dry place for a few days then store them in the refrigerator.

How to store
Herbs like cilantro, basil and parsley require different storage than thyme and rosemary. To properly store cilantro, basil and parsley, snip the ends off of their stems and place in a jar with water. Cover the top loosely with a plastic bag and keep them in the refrigerator. The herbs should last up to two weeks or longer. For thyme and rosemary, place the herbs in a plastic bag with a paper towel. Make sure that herbs are stored loosely and have room to breathe.


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