Here are some tips and tricks on how to store microgreens:
- Like sprouts, microgreens spoil faster when stored before they are fully dried.
- Rinsing your microgreens before storing them increases the risk of rot. If you have to rinse your greens, dry them on a clean towel and pat dry. Or, use a salad spinner. Ensure microgreens are thoroughly dry before storing.
- If possible, store microgreens unwashed in a clean plastic bag or container to prolong shelf life. Some people like to wrap microgreens loosely in a paper towel before placing in a container or bag.
- There are many different types of plastic or produce bags. Perforated plastic bags, or produce bags are helpful by allowing a certain amount of air circulation. Vented plastic containers are also good.
- When packing microgreens, pay attention to the amount you pack in each bag or container. Microgreens like some breathing space. So avoid packing them like sardines.
- How long do microgreens last in the fridge? Most microgreens if promptly refrigerated and stored will keep up to one week, or longer.
- While some people insist that you don’t need to rinse your microgreens before eating, we think a quick rinse is always a good idea. This removes any possible harmful bacteria on the greens. Washing before eating is especially important if you have anyone with a compromised immune system who’ll be eating your microgreens.
- You can also store your unharvested microsheets in the fridge for a few days to slow down growth, but be sure to harvest as soon as possible for the best quality!