Vegetable Storage Guide

Asparagus & Artichokes


Beans & Peas

Broccoli & Cauliflower

Brussels Sprouts & Cabbage




Fresh Herbs



Onions & Garlic


Potatoes & Yams

Root Vegetables

Spinach, Kale & Greens

Sprouts & Microgreens

Squash & Zucchini



Storing Peas
Fresh peas will be sweetest if you cook them as soon as possible after purchase. If you must store them, they will keep in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for 2 to 3 days.

Storing Snow Peas and Sugar-Snap Peas
These peas are fairly perishable and will decrease in flavor if stored for more than a few days. Keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use snow peas within a couple of days of purchase, Sugar-snap peas should last for up to 5 days after purchase, both will be better if eaten sooner.

Storing String Beans, Haricots Verts, Romano Beans, and Yellow Wax Beans
Refrigerate these beans unwashed and tightly wrapped in a plastic bag. They should keep for up to 5 days.

Storing Cranberry and Lima Beans
Store the beans unwashed and in their pods in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator. They should keep for up to 5 days.

Storing Fava Beans
Fava beans should keep for up to 3 days. Spread them out in a wide dish and store in the refrigerator.

Storing Chinese Long Beans
These beans have a tendency to become limp and develop rusty patches if not used within a few days. Store in a plastic bag in the least cool part of the refrigerator and use within 4 days.

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