How to store microgreens to maximize their shelf life.

How to store microgreens to maximize their shelf life.

Microgreens are a type of greens that are harvested when they are young plants, usually 1-3 inches tall. They have a milder flavor than full-grown greens and are often used as a garnish or salad ingredient. But did you know that microgreens are also very nutritious? They contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than their mature counterparts, making them a great addition to any diet.

Unfortunately, microgreens can be delicate and some have a short shelf life. But with proper storage, you can maximize their shelf life and enjoy them for longer. Here are some tips on how to store microgreens so they stay fresh and tasty.

  1. The first step is to select the right container. Microgreens need to be stored in a container that is sealed air-tight as best as possible. (This will allow most greens to stay fresh for longer by limiting the oxidation)
  2. Next, be sure to remove any excess moisture from the greens. Excess moisture can cause the greens to spoil more quickly, so it's important to place a paper towel in the bottom of the storage container to absorb any excess moisture. (Putting 1 paper towel on top and bottom will maximize shelf life! Its important that you change the paper towel if you ever notice it has excess water. Meaning when you gently touch it with your fingertip it leaves a dab of water on your finger.
  3. Finally, store the container of microgreens in the refrigerator. The cool temperature will help keep the greens fresh for up to two weeks from harvest! IF THEY LAST THAT LONG! 


By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your microgreens for up to two weeks after harvest! So go ahead and stock up on these nutritious little greens - your body will thank you for it.

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