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What You Should Do Before Putting Stalky Veggies In The Fridge
Whether it’s celery, rhubarb, fennel, or chard, some "stalky" vegetables with long and fibrous stalks can go soft and limp in mere days if you don't store them properly. Luckily, storing your stalky vegetables the right way is simple, and beyond keeping them in the fridge for maximum shelf life, you should also do this one prep step.
According to The Kitchn, when putting your fresh produce away, take the time to separate the stalks from their leaves, such as the leafy tops of celery stalks. This can add days or even weeks to their storage time and prevent them from wilting and shriveling, and you should also store them in an airtight container or zip-lock bag.
The leafy tops of these vegetables suck moisture from the plant’s stalks and roots, even after the veggies are picked, which results in wilting. Just remember the rhyme "chop the top," and you'll save yourself an emergency Uber Eats order or an inconvenient trip to the grocery store to repurchase veggies that have gone bad.