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    Default Storing Fresh Cilantro

    To store a bunch of fresh cilantro, snip off the ends of the stems and discard any withered leaves. Rinse the bunch under cold water and shake off as much water as possible. Place the stems in a glass wit habout 2 inches of water. cover the leaves loosely with a plastic bag and refrigerate.
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    Thanks for the advice. I love cilantro!

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    agree with deshydelishy, i would add on, remmber to change the water every time and then

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    Interesting idea, thanks. I expected the post to have instructions on drying the herbs for long-term storage.

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    You just went shopping and found a great bundle of fresh Cilantro. You get it home, and you are wondering how you can store it so that it will last the longest.

    First grab a large bowl and fill it up with cool water. Break the bundle into the bowl and rinse well. Pick through the bunch and discard any pieces that are starting to die or look decayed.

    Remove from the water and gently shake off any excess water. (You are not going to want to use a salad spinner as it will bruise the leaves)

    Grab a vase, jar or glass and fill with water. You will want a container that will hold the herb snugly with the leaves just above the rim. Place your herbs in the container of water making sure that all of the stems are in the water.

    Grab the produce bag that you brought your herbs home in and gently place over the top.

    Place the jar in your refrigerator and monitor it. Every couple of days you will want to check the water, if it starts to look murky, dump the water and replace the water. Trim off any stems that might look like they are going bad.

    Cilantro should stay fresh for about 2 weeks if stored in this manner.
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    Cilantro is known to be rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and active phenolic acid compounds, and help controls blood sugar, lower cholesterol and fight inflammation and free radicals. Thanks for the advice.. God bless.

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    Hiya, by Cilantro do you mean Coriander, absolutely love the herb really freshens up Thai dishes, I have a recipe somewhere at home for a Thai soup that uses Coriander in abundance. Good tip i suppose its like keeping flowers just without the sachet of plant food!

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    Storing fruit is usually incredibly worrying, with a large quantity of misinformation on the internet and in magazines, informing you how best to store different types of fresh fruit. This article cuts through the old wife's stories and misinformation and provides you uncomplicated, useful and simple to understand advice regarding how best to store fruit, and why you should never just treat it all the same way. These handy tips will keep your fresh fruit longer and save you wasting as much produce, which will cut down your grocery bills.

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    Thanks for the tip. By the way, by cilantro, you do mean cilantro right?

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    Last edited by hoainiemonmy; 03-06-2011 at 04:34 AM.

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    How about covering it with a paper to prevent wilted leaves?

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    okey, i like your advice, i hope you will share your experience with someone
    thanks

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    want to store fresh cilantro, then you put the odd part ua go, but do not wash, put in bags and tied up in the fridge to make any use quan.khi how much they take out washing. This will keep fresh and not wilted in a week

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    Hmmm Good idea I will follow it
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    thanks for the advice...

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