I just bought a lot of spinach (ordered from Redmart, my preferred online grocer in Singapore) and was wondering what’s the best way to deal with them to extend their shelf life. Please help yourself to my Google findings, advice gathered from various websites (1, 2, 3) of unverified credibility…
- Fresh spinach:
- Pick leaves and eat them first
- Keep spinach dry
- Refrigerate and store in an airtight container
- Keeps well for about 5 to 7 days
- Cooked spinach:
- Refrigerate within two hours
- Refrigerate in airtight containers or resealable plastic bags
- Lasts 3 to 5 days
- Frozen spinach:
- Maintains its best quality for 10 to 12 months, remains safe beyond that time
- Keeps for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator (if thawed in the fridge)
- Has to be consumed immediately (if thawed in water or microwave)
- How to freeze spinach?
- Wash spinach thoroughly and cut off woody stems
- Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for two minutes and chill quickly in cold water
- Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately
I’m off to pick some spinach leaves and feed my dog, Twiggy, a carrot. She’s taking a break from her usual kibbles and had chicken sashimi for breakfast today, to cure her Itchy Demon.
She should by hungry by now.