Make Root Vegetables Last Longer By Removing The Tops

Make Root Vegetables Last Longer by Removing the Tops

Keep your favourite root vegetables, like carrots or beets, fresh for longer by removing their leafy tops as soon as you get home from the store. Image from Sharon & Nikki McCutcheon.

Root vegetables leaves keep pulling water from their roots even after they have been harvested, which is why removing the tops ASAP helps keep your veggies plump and tasty for longer. Don't trash the green though -- you can make them into delicious pestos, stir frys or soups. You should store these green as you would any others (kale, lettuce and so on).

10 Tips to Give Your Vegetables a Long and Happy Shelf Life [The Kitchn]


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