7 Tips to Store Fresh Herbs That Will Save You Money

When you bring fresh herbs home, trim the ends of the stems and remove any wilted or discolored leaves. Rinse the herbs under cool water to remove any dirt or debris. 

For soft-stemmed herbs like parsley, cilantro, and basil, treat them like fresh flowers. Place them in a glass of water, similar to how you'd store a bouquet of flowers, and cover them loosely with a plastic bag.  

For hardy herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage, wrap them loosely in a damp paper towel. Place the bundle in a plastic bag or airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.  

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Preserve fresh herbs by freezing them in ice cube trays with water or olive oil. Chop the herbs finely and divide them into the compartments of an ice cube tray. Fill each compartment with water or olive oil and freeze until solid. 

Create herb-infused butter or oil to extend the shelf life of your fresh herbs. Finely chop the herbs and mix them into softened butter or olive oil.  

Air-dry or oven-dry your fresh herbs to preserve them for later use. Tie bundles of herbs together with twine and hang them upside down in a dry, well-ventilated area until they are completely dried. 

– Snack on nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and flaxseeds. They are packed with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. – 

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