How to store and freeze purple sprouting broccoli
The best way to store purple sprouting broccoli is to keep it in the refrigerator. Here are a few tips on how to store purple sprouting broccoli properly:
Fresh purple sprouting broccoli: If you buy fresh purple sprouting broccoli, it's best to use it as soon as possible. It will last for about 3-5 days in the refrigerator's main compartment, wrapped in a plastic bag.
Prepared purple sprouting broccoli: If you have already cooked or prepped the purple sprouting broccoli, it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Freezing: Purple sprouting broccoli can also be frozen, blanch it first in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then let it cool in ice water. Drain it, and place it into a sealable plastic bag and store it in the freezer for up to 8-12 months.
Avoid Ethylene: Purple sprouting broccoli should be stored away from ethylene-producing fruits, such as apples, bananas, and avocados, as the ethylene gas can cause it to wilt or spoil faster.
Check for freshness: Before storing it, make sure the broccoli is fresh, if there are any signs of yellowing, wilting or sliminess, discard it.
By following these tips, you can help your purple sprouting broccoli stay fresh and crisp for as long as possible, allowing you to enjoy it at its best. Remember that it's important to use it as soon as possible, as the longer it's stored, the more it loses its vibrant colour, texture and flavour.
When they're in season you can buy purple sprouting broccoli online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).