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What to do to keep asparagus fresh for longer: a tried-and-true life hack

Erika IlyinaFood
Healthy asparagus. Source: pixabay

Asparagus is one of the most favorite foods among people who are health-conscious and fit. However, asparagus can not be stored for very long, so you often have to either cook it immediately after purchasing it or throw it away when it is no longer suitable for consumption.

What to do to keep asparagus fresh for longer: a tried-and-true life hack

However, if you follow the advice of the famous writer and chef Martha Stewart, the shelf life of asparagus can be extended up to 10 days, the Mirror writes. She shared a life hack that will be useful to all asparagus lovers.

What to do to keep asparagus fresh for longer: a tried-and-true life hack

First, Stewart says, you need to buy the freshest bunch of asparagus available. Fresh asparagus is characterized by its upright posture, smooth skin, and unspoiled tips. The first thing to do after purchasing fresh asparagus is to remove all the rubber bands and ribbons that hold it together.

What to do to keep asparagus fresh for longer: a tried-and-true life hack

Next, the asparagus spears should be wrapped in a damp towel or napkin and placed in the refrigerator in the vegetable compartment. To extend the fresh shelf life of asparagus up to 10 days, it is best to store it together with a bunch of herbs. It is important that the asparagus spears are not close to each other so that you can simply layer them with herbs.

What to do to keep asparagus fresh for longer: a tried-and-true life hack

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