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How should leeks be stored?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Fresh leeks should be stored unwashed and untrimmed in the refrigerator, where they will keep fresh for 1 to 2 weeks. Keeping them in perforated or loosely wrapped plastic will help them to retain moisture. Cooked leeks are highly perishable and, even when kept in the refrigerator, will stay fresh for only up to two days. Leeks may be frozen after being blanched for 2 to 3 minutes, although they will lose some of their desirable taste and texture. Leeks will keep in the freezer for about three months.

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