What should be considered when buying
In fact, the right way to store spinach starts when you buy it in the supermarket or other grocery store. You basically have the choice between root and leaf spinach. Most amateur cooks prefer spinach leaves, where only the individual leaves are harvested. In contrast, root spinach, as the name suggests, comes with the root attachment (and thus almost as a complete plant).
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Compared to root spinach, the finer leaf spinach is much more sensitive. So handle your package carefully and make sure that the leaves are not crushed - either during transport or later during storage.
Important: Only take specimens whose leaves are lush green and crisp.
How to properly store spinach
Spinach is one of the vegetables that have a relatively short shelf life. It is best to process and consume it immediately after purchase or on the same day. If that doesn't work, you can store your spinach in the refrigerator for a maximum of four days.
Cover the spinach with a damp cloth. With this simple measure, you slow down the process of withering, so that the vegetables taste good and intense even on the fourth day.
Caution: Put your spinach in the refrigerator as soon as you return home and generally do not keep it unrefrigerated for long. This also means that you should get the green vegetables to safety as quickly as possible after buying them and not be around with them for some time.
Store the spinach in the freezer
There is a way to preserve spinach for several months or even a year or two. To do this, you need to freeze it. Our short guide shows you the correct procedure:
- Blanch the spinach for a few minutes.
- Put it in ice water for a moment.
- Gently squeeze the spinach and dry it.
- Pack the vegetables in portions in freezer bags or cans.
- Seal the containers airtight.
- Place the spinach containers in the freezer.
Caution: After about five to six months, frozen spinach loses its vitamins, taste and color. So if possible, consume it before this period has expired.
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