Kale is a nutritious leafy green vegetable that is packed with vitamins and minerals, and can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator. Kale should be stored in a loosely closed plastic bag and should be used within five days for maximum freshness. If stored for more than a week, it may start to wilt and lose much of its nutritional value. Kale should also be washed and dried properly before storing it, and it should never be washed and stored in the same container. When buying kale, look for bunches that have crisp green leaves with no discoloration or wilting. Kale can also be frozen, but it will lose some of its nutrients and flavor.
How Long Is Kale Good For?
Kale is a nutritious leafy green that can be hard to use before it goes bad. There are a variety of storage methods that can help extend the life of your kale.
Storing Unwashed Kale: Unwashed kale can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.
Storing Washed Kale: Store washed kale in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
TIP: Kale can also be frozen and will be good for up to 10 months.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your kale:
- Freeze it in an airtight container or bag.
- Add diced pieces to your favorite soups and stews.
- Chop it up and sauté it with garlic and olive oil.
- Make kale chips.
- Add it to your favorite smoothie.