A container of greens
The Water Storage Tip For Reviving Wilted Greens
Even if you love greens, the way they wilt before you can even eat them can make you hesitant to buy them. Luckily, there is a simple storage trick that can revive wilted greens.
With lettuce, cabbage, bok choy, or a similar vegetable, one or two drooping leaves may overtake the whole bunch. Before the rot spreads, store it in water to perk up the leaves.
Pour a ½ inch of water into a container, then cut off a little of the root end of a head of greens. Sit it in the container with the root end in the water and leaves facing up.
Gently cover the leaves with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge. Within 24 hours, your vegetable will look revived.
If you buy a bag of greens instead of a whole head, store it in an airtight container or plastic bag. Add a sheet of paper towel inside to catch moisture and prevent wilting.
If your greens are already drooping, soak them in hot water that's about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. After 10 to 30 minutes, put them in an ice water bath and then drain.
Consider buying heartier greens like cabbage, kale, and watercress, which last longer than delicate lettuce or spinach. Additionally, be wary of buying more than you can eat.