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Keeping Salad Greens Fresh

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Buy large boxes of salad greens and keep them fresh by adding a paper towel to the box and refrigerating it upside down. The paper towel will absorb excess moisture so the greens will stay fresher longer.

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  • I've been doing almost the same thing for years. I use a gallon size zip lock bag and wash and spin the lettuce first then add paper towel to the bag first then the lettuce. Lettuce lasts a long time and is ready to eat. emoticon - by ALESIATAYLOR
  • Definitely going to try it! - by SUNFLOWERSAVAGE
  • KEEPONMOVIN2
    I ALSO PUT A PAPER TOWEL IN THE BOTTOM OF CONTAINER AND THE SPINACH & LETTUCE STAYS FRESHER FOR DAYS. I LIKE THE IDEA OF PUTTING A PIECE OF CLOTH INSTEAD OF A PAPER TOWEL WHICH I DEFIANTLY TRY. - by KEEPONMOVIN2
  • Interesting. I've tried it, and it doesn't seem to work for me. Oh, maybe for 1 or 2 days. - by ELISADENK
  • I will try it. My lettuce gets brown and I waste a lot of it. Thanks - by JOANFORD1
  • GLOBEWALKA
    When I'm out of paper towels, I just wrap them up in old newspaper.
    @ Peace39, I don't think so, in my experience it only works for leafy vegetables - by GLOBEWALKA
  • Does this work for strawberries? I have had problems this whole summer with them molding before I get to them. - by PEACE39
  • A piece of unbleached cotton fabric is good too and you can put it in the wash. - by RINDYS1
  • slimy lettuce or spinacy....YUCK! I'm definitely going to try this one. - by LORISMITH2573
  • My mom told me this years ago and I have always done it. It really does work. There is nothing worse than brown or wet lettuce a day or two after you bought it! - by ACOLL80

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