Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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  • How long does fresh watercress last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep watercress refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fresh watercress in the refrigerator, wrap the watercress in a damp paper towel and place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
  • How long does fresh watercress last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh watercress will usually keep well for about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze watercress? Fresh watercress does not freeze well and is not recommended.
  • How to tell if watercress is bad or spoiled? Watercress that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any watercress that has an off smell or appearance.

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