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    Cilantro -- Proper Storage

    Cilantro -- Proper Storage. Photo by Galley Wench

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    336 hrs 5 mins

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    Galley Wench's Note:

    I found a solution for keep cilantro for longer than a couple days. The pictures shown are of cilantro that I purchased over two weeks ago.

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    • 1 glass jar, with lid


    1. 1
      Pick through the cilantro and remove any stems and leaves that are not in perfect condition.
    2. 2
      Cut off part of the stems so they will fit in jar.
    3. 3
      DO NOT WASH.
    4. 4
      Place in clean dry jar with tight fitting lid.
    5. 5
      Store in the refrigerator, checking every few days, removing any stems that are deteriorating.

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    • on August 25, 2009


      So very glad I happened upon this cilantro storage method! I keep cilantro on hand at all times, and even using it as often as I do, over 1/2 the bunch typically ends up being thrown out due to wilting/yellowing. I've had my jar going for about a week now and and it still looks and smells fresh and beautiful! Each time I need to use some, I just go ahead and pick through and discard the few stems that are failing. Thank you for sharing this method! Update: my first jar kept for just over a month!!! Granted, on my last use there were several stems that needed discarding, but of the still green stems, they remained fragrant and fresh tasting. Over a month!! Amazing!

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    • on March 07, 2010


      Being the scientist that I am, I had to do a side by side comparison of this with my usual method of storage (kept enclosed in a plastic produce bag). I checked/used them with the same frequency and found both methods to yield comparable results. They both lasted (and smelled fresh) for 3 weeks, following the directions to remove any yellowing or rotting stems/leaves along the way. We get very fresh produce here, so I am not sure if this method would make more of a difference if the cilantro you purchased weren't as fresh.

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    • on October 27, 2013


      This works great. A friend of mine told me about your post, so I tried it. This is going to save me a lot of trips to the market for fresh cilantro. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cilantro -- Proper Storage

    Serving Size: 1 (30 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 6.9
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 13.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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