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how long does basil stay after bought fresh? can it stay a week?

asked by momof2boys over 7 years ago

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aargersi
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added over 7 years ago

if you cut the stems and put them in a glass of water (like cut flowers) they'll stay fresh a couple of days - refridgerator is bad for basil leaves!

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healthierkitchen
added over 7 years ago

sometimes if I have just leaves without stems to put in water, I put them in a plastic bag in my wine fridge at 58 degrees or so. The leaves don't seem to turn black at that temp.

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Valser
added over 7 years ago

I wrap the bottoms in a wet paper towel and stick in a glass, dampening as needed. I think it should be fine.

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