In this article, the author advises readers on how to store kale in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for later use. The key is to store it properly in a tightly sealed container with damp towels. Kale can usually last in the refrigerator for around a week, though this will vary depending on several factors including how it is stored, its age and how often the refrigerator door is opened. There are several tips provided on how to spot signs of spoilage, as well as tips on other ways to preserve kale, such as blanching, freezing, and drying.
How Long Does Kale Last In The Fridge?
- In its unwashed state, fresh kale will last approximately 5-7 days when stored in the fridge’s vegetable drawer.
- Typical signs it has gone bad include discoloration, wilting, and a strong sulfur-like odor.
- To increase the shelf-life, store the leaves in a plastic bag or container with a damp paper towel.
- Cooked kale should be stored in an air-tight container and consumed within 4-5 days.
- If it smells or looks off, has changed color, or has developed an oily appearance – it should not be eaten.
- Cooked kale can also be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.