4 Ways to Store Radishes

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4 Ways to Store Radishes
4 Ways to Store Radishes
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Radish has a refreshing flavor and crunchy texture, as well as offering many health benefits. Like many other vegetables, it doesn't stay fresh and crunchy for long. You can keep it much longer by choosing good storage strategies, such as using hydrocooling or putting the radishes in a resealable plastic bag.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Using Hydrocooling for Shorter Storage

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Step 1. Fill a large pot or pan with up to 5 cm of water

Use something that's big enough to hold all the radishes, but doesn't have to be that deep.

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Step 2. Put the vegetables in water and leave for up to three days

Spread the radishes in the water as if they were sprouting. They must be whole - no need to cut the ends. Each one should be partially submerged in the water with the roots down and evenly positioned. This option is for short term storage as you will keep the vegetables at room temperature and they will only last a few days.

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Step 3. Refrigerate the bowl and leave for five to eight days

If you want the radishes to stay fresh in the bowl longer, put it in the fridge. That way, decomposition will take a little longer and the vegetables will be good in the fridge for five to eight days.

If the leaves are turning brown or soft, the radishes are rotting

Method 2 of 4: Placing the radishes in a plastic bag

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Step 1. Cut the leaves and roots of the vegetables with a knife or scissors

If you don't remove these parts, the leaves will draw water from the roots and the radish will dry out.

It's okay to wash them, but they may not last that long. Excess moisture can rot faster, meaning washed vegetables can decompose several days or a week before unwashed ones

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Step 2. Place the radishes in a plastic bag with moistened paper towels

Open a resealable plastic bag and place the first damp paper towel at the bottom. Then form the first layer of radishes on the paper towel without stacking them. After that, cover them with another damp paper. Repeat this process with the rest of the vegetables, finishing with a layer of paper towels on top.

  • If paper towels are not available, use a clean cloth or tissue.
  • As you cut the roots, it's important to keep the vegetables moist so they still stay a little fresh.
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Step 3. Close the bag and remove excess air

Once all the radishes are in the bag, remove as much air as you can. Flatten the top of the bag or use a straw to suck in air. Then close it carefully so the vegetables don't come into contact with anything else.

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Step 4. Store the bag in the refrigerator for a week or two

Refrigerate it and store it in a cool, dark place, such as the vegetable drawer. Vegetables will last for several weeks when properly stored.

Check for any shriveling or softening parts. If radishes are soft, they are probably not fresh anymore

Method 3 of 4: Placing the radishes in a glass jar

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Step 1. Wash the radishes and cut the roots and leaves

Wash vegetables with clean water to remove all dirt. With a knife or scissors, cut the small roots and leaves.

It is okay to wash them because you are removing the roots

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Step 2. Place the radishes in a glass jar

Use a glass jar or similar container that is large enough to hold all your vegetables. Position them in layered jars.

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Step 3. Fill the bottle with water and refrigerate for up to eight days

Once all the cut radishes are in the jar, fill it with water and cover it, making sure it is tightly sealed. Refrigerate it, where the vegetables will stay fresh for up to eight days.

After several days, check that the outside is hard and that they are not dented. The radishes still need to have a crunchy texture, which indicates they are still fresh

Method 4 of 4: Storing the radishes in an attic

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Step 1. Fill a box with wet sand and place it in the attic

If you have a chilly attic at home, you can store your radishes there. Find a box big enough to hold all the vegetables and fill it with an even layer of damp sand.

  • To moisten the sand, spray it with a hose, spray bottle or something similar.
  • The sand should only be moist, not wet. If you find it difficult to move it with your fingers and it is too tight, it is because it is too wet.
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Step 2. Place the unwashed radishes in the litter box

Spread them between the layers of sand, without letting the roots touch each other so that decomposition does not spread. It is also important that the sand is always moist to keep vegetables fresh.

There is no need to wash the radishes before putting them in the sand. Unwashed vegetables last longer than washed ones, and the sand will give them all the moisture they need. Also, you will have to wash them after getting them out of the sand

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Step 3. Store for up to three months

Radishes dipped in wet sand will stay fresh for up to three months. Date the box to remind yourself of when you stored them in the attic.

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Step 4. Take a look at the radishes once a week

Always keep an eye on them to see that they are not rotting or creating mold. If one has decomposed, remove it from the sand so the mold doesn't spread to the others.

Every week, tap the sand to see if it's still wet. Use a hose or spray bottle with water if you need to re-wet it

Tips

  • Radishes become very rubbery if left at room temperature for more than a day.
  • If you have a garden in a cold greenhouse, you can use it to store vegetables during the colder months.
  • Check the radishes weekly if you're storing them longer to see if they're not getting soft or discolored.

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