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Keeping Broccoli Fresh in the Frig

My broccoli turned brown on top after leaving in the frig for a few days. What should I do to keep this from turning?

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August 5, 20130 found this helpful

We are a broccoli household! When buying broccoli I check for the freshest broccoli possible by squeezing the stem for firmness and a tight looking crown. I also look for even color. I keep it in the clear plastic bag that you get in the produce department. I also keep a paper towel in the bag to keep the moisture under control. Don't tie a knot in the bag, keep the bag open and store in your vegetable bin. This works for me. I keep my broccoli this way for more than a week, if we don't eat it up first.:)

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September 28, 20131 found this helpful

We too use a lot of broccoli. The one thing I have learned is to be sure it is dry, very dry, before you bag it. After soaking them in a veggie wash, I break my broccoli heads up into florets or pieces and spread them on a kitchen towel so the air gets around them, let them sit there for a couple of hours to dry out. When you bag them in a zip lock bag make them flat so they fill the bag, and lay a paper towel over them, zip the bag and squeeze out as much air as possible.


Store them in the veggie bin in the fridge flat if possible, paper towel side down. Remember when you use some from the bag, replace the paper towel with a dry one and again squeeze out all the air. If you buy too much for one bag, do not over crowd it, get a 2nd bag and repeat the process. I have kept broccoli for over 2 weeks, you may have to cut a few stems off, or a few brown bits from some florets, but usually I do not have a problem, it is starting with dry florets and keeping them dry that works! Good Luck.

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