If you have some arugula over again, don't throw it away. We explain how to store arugula correctly and keep it fresh for longer.Arugula in the packaging
Arugula is a very healthy and now very popular leafy vegetable. It convinces above all with its spicy, slightly spicy taste. Of course, arugula, which is the German name for arugula, tastes best fresh, as is basically the case with vegetables. The fresher the salad is, the more valuable vitamins and nutrients it also contains (reading tip: arugula nutritional values - that's how healthy the rocket is).
Growing arugula yourself and processing fresh from the garden is always the best option. Otherwise you can buy rocket in bowls in the shops. You don't always need the complete amount to prepare a dish. Throwing the rest away would be a shame. But how should the leafy vegetables be kept so that they stay fresh for as long as possible?
How to properly store arugula
We have to say one thing in advance: You should not be able to keep arugula for a long time. This is basically the case with lettuce, no matter what kind of salad it is. Salad quickly wilts and also loses its healthy ingredients and taste. You cannot store the arugula for longer than two to three days. The best way to do this is as follows.
- It is important that you clean the salad before storing it. In this way, you can remove any putrefaction agents that could lead to faster spoilage.
- After that, it is important that you drain the lettuce well.
- You should then sort out and discard yellow leaves and leaves with brown spots.
- Then you have to put the arugula in a plastic bag or in a sealable plastic container and then into the vegetable compartment.
It is also important during storage that the salad is not pressed by other foods. This is the only way it stays fresh for a few days and does not get any pressure points.