I know how frustrating it is when you get home after a long day of work and open the refrigerator to find that your shredded carrots have gone bad. This post will teach you how to keep them fresh in 3 different ways.
Freezing your shredded carrots
Shredded carrots are a great addition to many dishes, including salads and soups. However, freshly shredded carrots don’t last long in the fridge without some help.
Freezing your shredded carrots! Just place the shredded carrots on a baking sheet or cookie sheet and freeze them overnight, then transfer them into freezer bags once they’re frozen solid. Frozen carrots will stay good for up to 6 months if stored properly.
Storing with plastic foil
Storing with plastic foil is another option that can keep your fresh-shredded carrot from going bad too quickly.
Storing shredded carrots in a bowl and covering it with plastic foil is one of the best ways to keep them fresh. The reason for this is that air circulation causes vegetables, including shredded carrots, to spoil faster.
Covering your bowl will help prevent this from happening and allow you to store your shredded carrots for an extended period of time without any worries. This way the shredded carrots will last in the fridge for 5 days, so you can enjoy them all week!
Shredded carrots are a versatile veggie that makes for an easy-to-prepare side dish, or can be added to salads and other dishes. In order to keep shredded carrots fresh, it’s important to store them properly.
2 Methods of airtight storing shredded carrots:
Airtight container: Place the shredded carrots into a sealable plastic container with a lid on top. This also will help prevent air from coming into contact with the shredded carrot by sealing in moisture and preventing oxidation which causes wilting and discoloration.
Ziplock bags: Fill up your bag with as much as possible until it has no more room inside before sealing tightly shut, then place it in the fridge.
The shredded carrot will stay fresh for up to 5 days when stored this way.
Kitchen tools you’ll need
It’s important to have the right kitchen tools for the job. If you don’t have the right ones, then it can be difficult to do your dishes, prepare healthy meals, or even cook basic foods.
Here are some of the most essential kitchen tools for storing carrots:
- Kitchen Grater -Hchuang Nonstick Coating Stainless Steel
- Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Food Wrap
- Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (Set of 6)
- Rubbermaid Easy Find Vented Lids Food Storage Containers
- Ziploc 347 Variety Total Bags
Keeping shredded carrots fresh is a challenge that comes with the territory. It’s not always easy to find ways to store them without them going bad before you know it. Luckily, we’ve found three genius hacks for how to keep them fresh and ready to go! Whether you freeze your shredded carrots, use plastic foil, or seal in ziplock bags. These tricks will save your day when they’re needed most. If you do have any questions leave a comment below.