How to store spinach
Spinach is a highly perishable vegetable and it's important to store it properly to ensure it stays fresh and flavourful. Here are a few tips on how to store spinach properly:
Fresh Spinach: If you buy fresh spinach, it should be bright green and free of any yellow or slimy leaves. It will last for about 3-5 days in the refrigerator's main compartment, wrapped in a damp paper towel or in a moisture-proof container.
Prepared Spinach: If you have already washed and chopped the spinach, it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Freezing: Spinach can also be frozen, It should be washed, dried and then blanched for a couple of minutes, cooled and then put in resealable plastic bags or an airtight container and stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Avoid Ethylene: Spinach 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 spinach is fresh, if there are any signs of yellowing, wilting or sliminess, discard it.
By following these tips, you can help your spinach stay fresh and flavourful for as long as possible. Remember that spinach is highly perishable, so it's best to use it as soon as possible after you buy it or pick it.
When it's in season you can buy spinach online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).