Storing Asparagus

In a time of shortage like what’s happening today in the world, it is a sin to waste food. In case you happen to have bought too many asparagus, do not throw them in the trash bin. Instead, what you should do is learn how to store the surplus.

So, what is the proper way of storing asparagus? Although you can store this spear-like vegetable, it cannot be kept for long—at least, you can’t expect it to be first-class fresh in storage. The best thing to do is to use them immediately after buying them from the store.

To store asparagus, simply moisten a paper towel and wrap this around the base of the stalks of the asparagus. Stuff them in a paper bag and put it inside the refrigerator. Stored this way, it should last for a maximum of four days.

You can also store asparagus the way you store flowers. Bundle the stalks together in a sort of bouquet and place them in an upright position in a glass bowl or jar. To keep the stalks moist, add about an inch or so of cold water to the bowl. Cover the stalks loosely with a plastic bag and place it inside the fridge. Take note that the point here is to keep them in a cool, humid condition.

Remember to change the water in the jar every few days to keep it fresh. If you follow these instructions to the dot, your surplus asparagus should last for over a week. Other ways of storing of asparagus is by canning or pickling.

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