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Oct 18, 2013 03:53 PM

Do brussels sprouts last forever in the refrigerator like cabbage - how to store?

What's the best way to store brussels sprouts?

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  1. I leave them in plastic bags for weeks in the crisper drawer and they're just fine.

    1. Even though brussel sprouts and cabbage last a long time in the fridge, for optimum quality it's recommended to cook them in 3-4 days after purchase.

      It's also recommended to freeze them if you don't plan on using them for awhile.

      1. If you buy on the stalk leave them on there, in the fridge will last a month easey
        I take mine out of plastic since they can sweat and put in a bowl lined with paper towels. They don't seem to last as long as cabbage but usually 2 weeks before outer leaves turn yellowy

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        1. re: Ttrockwood

          Great, thanks. It'd probably only be a week or so. They are not on the stalk though.

          1. re: Ttrockwood

            Imagine my disappointment when my on-the-stalk sprouts from Trader Joe's lasted about a week in the refrigerator.

            1. re: globocity

              Well that sucks! But i guess there is no way to tell how long they were at TJs before you bought them....

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Uh oh, I'll let you know in a year when I eat them.

            2. They do last a long time, but they dry out even in the fridge, especially if you roast them. If you still have them 2 weeks later, either your social calendar is too busy or you have been lazy.

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              1. re: Veggo

                Or your husband brings a batch in out of the garden and you put off cooking them as long as humanly possible(hoping he'll forget) because they stink up that end of the house. See now, there's always a third scenario.