Do Herbs Keep Longer When Kept On the Stems?

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Q: Do herbs stay fresh longer when left attached to the stem? I was about to pluck the leaves off a bunch of mint for easier storage in the fridge, when this question occurred to me.

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Editor: We find that herbs definitely stay fresher when kept on the stem. Here are some storage tips on how to keep them longer:

Readers, do you have any tips on how to keep herbs fresh?

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