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Best Ways To Store And Use Herbs (Fresh)

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store fresh herbs.

Keep fresh herbs in their original packaging in the fridge. For living/potted herbs, follow the instructions on the packaging or consider re-potting.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


It’s worth freezing herbs that you use regularly, such as mint, parsley, chives and tarragon. Wash and dry the herbs before freezing either whole in freezer bags or chopped into ice cube trays covered with water. They can be cooked from frozen in casseroles, stews and sauces.

Fresher For Longer

Keep herbs fresher for longer by keeping them in their original packaging in the fridge. Alternatively, place your fresh herbs into a half-filled jar with cold water. Cleaned, washed and dried fresh parsley will keep for more than 10 days in the fridge when it is stored between layers of paper towel in an airtight container.

Use It Up

Mix crushed garlic and herbs with butter to make homemade garlic bread or a topping for meat or fish. You can freeze garlic-herb butter in individual portions in an ice-cube tray. Simply pop a frozen cube into the pot or pan while you’re cooking.

Did You Know?

You can dry herbs by tying them together in a bundle and hanging upside down in a dry well-ventilated area for a couple days. When they crumble easily, strip off the leaves and store in an airtight container for use in future cooking. Experiment and make your own spice blends. Tip: Dried mint leaves can also be used as tea!

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