How to Keep Bagged Spinach Fresh

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How to Keep Bagged Spinach Fresh
Spinach is a healthy addition to any meal. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

In addition to being tastier, fresh spinach contains more nutrients than it's wilted counterpart, according to the World's Healthiest Foods. This makes proper storage even that much more important. The phytonutrients, which vitamin C helps produce, contribute to the vibrant and crisp quality of fresh spinach. Spinach is a tasty addition to salads and pastas, and the fresher, the better. Following proper storage techniques won't only make your food taste better, it will also preserve the vital nutrients.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove the spinach from the bag and toss it around in a bowl. Separate the spinach leaves from each other to give them room to breathe. Remove all the black leaves.

  2. 2

    Line a plastic container with paper towel. Place the spinach inside and cover it with a tight-fitting lid or cling film. Don't wash the spinach before storing because the water will cause the spinach to wilt faster.

  3. 3

    Place the spinach in a refrigerator. The vegetable will remain fresh for approximately five days.

Tips and warnings

  • Removed damaged leaves promptly
  • Shake gently each time you serve before resealing
  • Change the paper towel every couple of days.
  • If the spinach develops a bad smell or if there are a lot of damaged leaves, chuck it!

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