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Old 10-19-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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Any way to keep alfalfa sprouts longer?

Ok, so they're only 99 cents for a rectangular plastic package, but they start to go bad 4 or so days later. They really densely pack them in those containers. A paper towel placed in the container for longer use, will be soaked within a day. I doubt that's helping them keep longer.

I was thinking of unraveling the spouts (the angel hair type) and putting them in a covered bowl or something. Maybe they wouldn't start to go bad so fast?

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The one thing I have learned: Don't cover them, they need to breath.

Either way, the shelf life can be fickle with sprouts. I hate to say they are a use it or loose it item, but they can be like that. Also, store in the back of the fridge where the temp is more constant/consistent.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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The one thing I have learned: Don't cover them, they need to breath.

Either way, the shelf life can be fickle with sprouts. I hate to say they are a use it or loose it item, but they can be like that. Also, store in the back of the fridge where the temp is more constant/consistent.
OK, thanks, I put them a slightly larger Ziplock food container so maybe they won't turn bad so fast. They really are densely packed in those store containers.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #4
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OK, thanks, I put them a slightly larger Ziplock food container so maybe they won't turn bad so fast. They really are densely packed in those store containers.
A friend from high school grows over a ton of sprouts/year. She might know. Her blog is at:

Squash Blossom Farm

You can probably email her and ask--she probably knows more about sprouts than the average person.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:46 AM   #5
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I sometimes have the problem with arugula and mixed greens. I always put a folded paper towel on top of them in their original container. Once in awhile, they go bad before I can use them, other times they stay fresh and dry for days.
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