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3 ways to store broccoli, use the paper towel method until frozen

TRIBUNBATAM.id – Broccoli is a green vegetable that is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are beneficial for health.

Launch Health Line, broccoli functions as an antioxidant, can prevent certain cancers in the body, can improve brain function, and can help control blood sugar.

Although the benefits of broccoli are numerous, it will be in vain if broccoli cannot be stored properly.

Therefore, let’s see how to store broccoli properly so that we can get the benefits of broccoli

Long shelf life of broccoli

Launched My Recipes, broccoli is a very difficult vegetable to store. However, there are still ways to maximize broccoli storage.

Raw broccoli that has been cut into pieces has a short shelf life, about two days it goes bad.

However, if stored the right way broccoli can last about three to five days in the refrigerator, both raw and cooked broccoli.

How to store broccoli properly?

1. Paper Towel Method

Don’t use a plastic bag to wrap the broccoli while it is storing it.

You can replace the plastic with wet paper towels or wet kitchen paper.

Wrapping broccoli in damp paper towels or kitchen paper will provide a humid and airy environment around the broccoli.

The reason is, broccoli will still thrive when there is air space.

Also, make sure not to wash the broccoli before storing it, as too much moisture will trigger mold growth.

Instead, you can wash the broccoli when it’s ready to cook. Stored this way, broccoli will stay fresh for three to five days.

2. The Bouquet Method

You can also save broccoli by treating it like a flower bouquet, which is put in a vase filled with water.

The only way that needs to be done is to fill a jar or glass with a little water.

Place the broccoli in the glass and make sure the root ends of the broccoli are soaked in water.

Then store in the refrigerator for three to five days. Pay attention to changing the soaking water every day.

3. Freeze the broccoli

You can also freeze broccoli and it will keep for up to 12 months. The trick is to first cut the broccoli into smaller florets.

Then boil the florets for three minutes. Immediately soak in ice water and leave for three minutes.

Then drain the broccoli from the water, wipe until the broccoli is completely dry from the water. Finally, store the broccoli in an airtight container in the freezer, hold for up to 12 months.

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This article was published on Kompas.com with the title “3 Ways to Save Broccoli, from Wrapping Wet Wipes to Freezing it”

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