How to Store Leafy Greens

How to Keep Greens Fresh with Abeego beeswax food wrap that breathes

 

You’re making your famous salsa for friends and your cilantro from last week is vibrant, fragrant and ready to use. Or the abundance of your garden’s spinach is alive and perky for your blue cheese and pear salad, easily two weeks after being picked. This is your beautiful life with Abeego.


Unlike avocados or cantaloupes, greens don’t have their own skin and rind to protect their delicate leafiness. You are the knight in this story and Abeego is your shining armor. Save your greens and enjoy them to the last bite. Simply eat, wrap, eat, repeat.


Keep reading, our leaf-loving friend, and learn how to store your leafy greens with Abeego:

  • How does Abeego keep greens alive
  • How to wrap greens in Abeego
  • How long can you keep greens alive in Abeego

 

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KEEP GREENS FRESH IN ABEEGO | IT’S SIMPLE


Like your mom, the Internet is full of advice on how to keep greens, from putting the stems in a jar of water to putting in an airtight container with paper towel. We love the sharing of food-saving knowledge. We also love simple.


There’s no trick or hack for keeping greens alive with Abeego. It’s easy. Step one: wrap up your greens in Abeego. That’s it! Done!


We invented Abeego with ingredients from nature chosen for their natural preserving qualities mimic nature’s own peel, rind, and skin. The result is a reusable food wrap that breathes while it protects.



BREATHABLE ABEEGO VS AIRTIGHT STORAGE


Delicate leaves, from basil to spring greens, and hardier plants like kale that don’t have a natural skin need a protective barrier to last longer. When they don’t, greens lose their moisture, quickly dry out and wilt.


While airtight methods solve that problem, they create another. Greens are alive and need to breathe. When greens are kept in a bag or a hard container, the natural gases they emit are trapped, resulting in an overly moist environment where bacteria and mold can thrive. Because of this, greens quickly wilt and rot in airtight containers.

 

How to Keep Greens Fresh | Abeego the reusable beeswax wrap that breathes

 

Wrapped in Abeego, your greens get the natural barrier they need to retain their moisture. And because Abeego is breathable, greens’ natural gases don’t build up and are released.


Keep your greens fresh with Abeego and retain their nutrients and flavor for longer than airtight methods in a super simple superhero way.



HOW TO WRAP GREENS IN ABEEGO


Large Abeego is the standard size we recommend for wrapping up spinach, kale or lettuce bunches. Medium Abeego is also great for smaller bunches, like herbs. Or use a Giant Abeego to fold into a good-sized sack perfect for your foraged greens.


Whether picked fresh or straight from the market, put your wrapped-up greens in the fridge within your crisper for warmer temperatures. Then grab and rinse as you need!


Wrap up your greens like a burrito, or a giant bonbon with a twist at the ends. If you’re short on wraps, mix and match and wrap together.


Get creative with how you wrap with Abeego and check out our wrap-etoire of techniques on YouTube.

 


 

HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP GREENS IN ABEEGO | IT DEPENDS


How long you can keep your greens gloriously alive in Abeego depends on a few factors.


Are your greens freshly picked from your forest frolic or have they spent some time in the sun at a market stall? Each food has a different quality depending on how it was stored before you brought it home and before that, where it was grown and how far it has traveled.


Get to know your greens before wrapping them up. Smell them, taste them raw, test for crunchiness between teeth and squeeze between fingertips. Do the same each time you open your Abeego-wrapped greens and ask yourself if there’s been any change. Really get into it with your food!


When you tune in even deeper with your food, you will know for yourself how long you can expect to save it. At first, you’ll be blown away by what Abeego can do for your greens. Then, as your food wisdom deepens and your trust in Abeego grows, you’ll gain confidence in your ability to know and save your food. That power belongs to you. Abeego is the vehicle for getting there.


For more information about “it depends”, check out our Avocado Expedition.

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BUILDING THE ABEEGO HABIT


Bag your own

The power is yours when you have Abeego. Skip the bagged spinach. Get spinach by the bunch! You have Abeego - you’ve got this! It’s way cheaper plus it isn’t washed in a chemical bath. If you really love your greens in a bag, simply make your own out of Abeego.


Grow your own

If you have dirt and seeds, you can grow greens! Level up food wisdom by growing your own and your relationship with food with grow tenfold. Greens are great for new gardeners because they’re generally hardy and quick to grow. We love You Grow Girl’s guide for growing lettuce in containers. She uses a repurposed recycling bin!


Expand your palate and check out these Oddball Spinach Substitute suggestions from gardener extraordinaire Niki Jabbour who really knows how to keep it fresh.


Harvest your greens before they bolt. You know they’ll be safe and sound in your Abeego.

 

Keep foraged greens alive in Abeego beeswax wraps that breathe

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