Knowing the best way to store broccoli is considered a life skill by many. As far as I’m concerned it ranks right up there with making money and breathing. But, enough about that…the very first thing you need to know is that the best way to store broccoli is in your fucking stomach. Chew that shit. Eat it…YUM. Maybe a little buttah and salt, completely optional of course. But, if you don’t want to eat this delicious and nutritious vegetable, you can do any of the following.
We all know that broccoli is super healthy for you. Packed with vitamins C, K, E and a shit load of B-vitamins. Not to mention minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium and more. Keeping these little mini trees fresh is of top priority.
How To Store Fresh Broccoli
Storing broccoli in a container is not the best option. I know, I know…you want to grab that Tupperware and seal it up tight, but don’t do it. It’s best to store broccoli wrapped in a paper towel, cotton towel or even newspapers. Rinse the broccoli lightly, shake excess water from the heads and then loosely wrap them up.
Does Broccoli Need To Be Refrigerated
I’ve been asked thousands of times by people from coast-to-coast “does broccoli need to be refrigerated?” and the answer is HELL YES it does. To keep broccoli the freshest, always place it in the refrigerator as soon as you get home from the grocery. Also, it’s best if it’s eaten within a few days, I’m thinking about 2-3 days, possibly 4.
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Storing Broccoli In Other Ways
Freezing broccoli is also another option. You will need to blanch the broccoli first. Blanching is basically boiling it for like three minutes or steaming it for about four to five minutes. If you don’t blanch this delicious vegetable before freezing they will become bitter, lose their bright green color and get shriveled stems…and no one likes a shriveled stem!
Two more wicked fucking easy ways to store broccoli are putting them in ventilated plastic bags, you know the ones you find in at the grocery store in the storage isle. And finally you can place them in a cup of water like a bouquet of flowers (see image) or you can use a bowl as well if you like.
Once you get your broccoli home, just rinse, cut a small piece of the stem bottom and place them standing upright in your container with water in the bottom. Not only is this environmentally friendly, it is the best way to store broccoli according to hipsters nationwide. In addition to the environment it’s also the most beautiful way to store your broccoli in the refrigerator.
And There You Have It…The Best Way To Store Broccol.