How to Store Coriander/Cilantro Leaves for 2-3 weeks / What do you do with Coriander Stems

How to Store Coriander/Cilantro Leaves for 2-3 weeks/ What do you do with Coriander Stems?
Hello Everyone,
         Keep your coriander leaves as fresh as possible with these simple tips and tricks. Storing coriander leaves the right way will keep them fresh for 2-3 weeks. 


Coriander leaves stay fresh longer if they are wrapped in a paper napkin and refrigerated in a zip lock bag. Rinse them before using in the recipe. 

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These easy 5 steps will help keep your coriander fresh and flavourful even after about two weeks. 
Step 1:
  • Trim the ends: Cut the stems 1 inch from the bottom. Use kitchen shears to trim off the dry tip from each stem of cilantro. Take off the rubber band/label it comes with because it compresses the leaves. Also, remove any damaged or dying leaves, as well.



Step 2:
  • To remove excess water/moisture, transfer the bunch into a paper towel. 
  • You can also pat the cilantro dry in between layers of clean, dry paper towels or with a clean kitchen towel. Make sure that the leaves are almost completely dry, at least to the point that no noticeable drops of water can be spotted dripping off.


Step 3:

  • Spread the cilantro out onto a sheet of clean paper towel. Carefully wrap the herb bunch in the paper towel. Do not make the paper towel dripping wet; it should be dry(Cilantro will go bad much faster if the leaves are still wet, so you must get as much water off as possible).

Step 4:
  • Transfer the wrapped cilantro to a ziplock bag or plastic bag or plastic container with an airtight seal. If placing the cilantro in a plastic bag, close the top seal, and gently squeeze out all the air before you finish sealing the bag.


Step 5:
  • Keep the cilantro bags in the refrigerator. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks or so. If you find moisture in the cilantro, then change the paper towel after 5-6 days. That will help to keep cilantro fresh more days.


Remember, we have not washed coriander before storing, so before cooking, you need to wash them thoroughly. 

Method of storing cilantro dry in the refrigerator can actually prolong the freshness of the herb longer. This method is very effective if you only want to keep the cilantro fresh for 2 weeks. So guys, do try this method and let us know how it worked for you.



What do you do with Coriander/Cilantro Stems?
            I use stems of cilantro in my daily cooking. Don’t through healthy and flavorful stems. Crunchy yet tender, cilantro stems taste just like the leaves with a little extra zip. Plus, if you plan to eat the stems, you’re more than doubling the amount of edible parts of the herb. To eat cilantro stems, you don’t need to do much more prep. Just cut the stems and wash under tap water and then dry them thoroughly. 

Here are few ideas for using cilantro stems:
  • Make Instant Pot Coriander(stems)-Lentil Soup
  • Blend into Smoothies
  • Puree them into a sauce
  • Use them in salad
  • Put stems in soup, leafy salad, or a platter of roasted vegetables or meat. Chop them up to your desired size and then use it as is.
  • Add to Stock


Health Benefits of Coriander/Cilantro:
  • Coriander is a remarkable heavy-metal detoxifier.
  • It contains antifungal properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-septic properties.
  • Coriander lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
  • Coriander contains high amounts of iron, which is essential for curing anemia.
  • Prevents urinary tract infections.
  • It helps settle digestive upset.
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