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Best Ways To Store And Use Salad Leaves

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store salad leaves.

Store all varieties of salad leaves in the fridge in their original packaging or in a loosely tied bag. Use sooner rather than later.

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

Can I Freeze It?

Not suitable for freezing.

Foods with high water content, like salad leaves, lettuce and cucumber, do not freeze well.

Fresher For Longer

Add a piece of paper towel to bagged leaves before sealing with a bag clip, or put salad leaves in a bowl lined with a piece of paper towel to keep them fresh.

Use It Up

Salad leaves should be eaten up to the best before date. If they start wilting or rotting, it’s best to add them to your compost. Salads are a perfect way to use up small portions of leftovers from all the main food groups, including fish, meat, dairy, eggs and grains. Cupboard essentials such as nuts, seeds, dried fruit or canned goods are great additions to salads.

Did You Know?

You can braise, pickle, juice or make pesto with salad leaves.

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