Leafy greens are an important addition to a healthy diet – and they go beyond a bowl of humble salad. Lettuce, kale, spinach and more – these are just a few varieties of greens. No matter what the season is, we all face one common problem year-round – and that is how to keep these leafy greens fresh for long. Every time we step out for grocery shopping, we end up buying vibrant and fresh leafy greens in bulk, then we come back home and days later we find all the greens rotting and wilting in the fridge which results in nothing but food wastage. To resolve this problem, we bring you some hacks. These hacks can help you in keeping all kinds of greens fresh for as long as possible.

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Here’re Easy Steps You Must Follow To Store Your Green Vegetables For Longer:

Wash Them Properly

If you buy loose leafy greens, start by washing them in cold water. Take a bowl, fill it with cold water and dip the greens in the bowl. Gently, lift the greens and use a paper towel to dry the greens. Make sure the greens are properly dried, excess water will shorten their shelf life.


There are two good ways of storing leafy greens. If you have less space in the fridge, what you can do is take a paper towel, spread the leafy greens on top of it and roll. Take it out whenever in need. However, if you have good space in your refrigerator, take an air-tight container. Put a paper towel in the bottom of the container, then fill the container with clean and dry leafy greens, and top it up with another paper towel. Also, place them in a crisper drawer in the fridge.


If you know that you won’t be able to use the remaining leafy greens before they expire, blend them with water or coconut water and freeze them in an ice cube tray. Of course, you won’t be able to use them in your salads but you can use them in your favourite smoothies.

Remove Rotten/Bad Leaves

If you see any leaves getting brown, damaged or slimy. Immediately, remove them! This process can help extend the life of other leaves in the bunch.

Try following these hacks and let us know how they worked for you!

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