Parsley is widely used in the kitchen but how do you store it properly so that it lasts a long time? We’ll tell you.

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Chefs use a trick that allows them to store parsley for over thirty days. Let’s see what it is.

Parsley: uses in the kitchen

Parsley is  an aromatic herb widely used in cooking. It has a characteristic flavor and various beneficial properties. It serves to give a touch of freshness and aroma to dishes and is used in different gastronomic preparations in many culinary cultures.

Used especially to flavor and flavor various recipes, such as soups, sauces, salads, sauces to season meat and many other dishes, parsley adds a fresh and herbaceous taste that can improve the overall flavor of foods.

In addition, the leaves are often used as a garnish to enrich the presentation of dishes, adding color and a touch of elegance. Rich in essential vitamins and minerals, parsley is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron and folate. It is also rich in antioxidants and has diuretic properties.

Without forgetting that the herb plant compounds that could have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Some research suggests that consuming parsley could help improve digestion, support heart health, and promote weight loss.

That’s why a good amount of parsley should never be missing in our kitchens. But how do you always have it fresh and store it properly? We reveal the secret of the chefs.

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How to store parsley

The first operation to be performed is to wash the parsley with water. During this operation, you will remove the leaves and branches that seem dry or damaged. After washing the parsley, spread it to dry on a couple of sheets of absorbent paper.

Fill a jar of water in half, better if the jar is made of glass since it is a material that better helps the preservation of food. At this point, just as if they were cut flowers, dip the parsley stems in the jar. Then, cover the tops with a plastic bag, of those for food, which are used for the freezer. Secure the plastic bag with an elastic band that ends up on the top side of the jar.

How to store parsley

With scissors, cut the two outer sides of the sachet, to circulate the air. At this point, you can place the glass jar with the parsley inside, in the refrigerator. The ideal position, of course, will be the one dedicated to the bottles, on the internal door of the refrigerator.

If you don’t have enough space in the refrigerator, another way to make parsley last is to place it already cut in a glass jar. Before closing the jar, place a sheet of absorbent paper between the lid and the opening. The jar can be placed in the fridge, preferably upside down.