Radishes are incredibly versatile and offer a long list of health benefits, but they also come with one downside—their relatively short shelf life. Storage method makes all the difference when it comes to keeping them fresh and here are five of the very best.
Like most fresh veggies, radishes can be stored in the crisper drawer in your fridge. Make sure to wrap them in a damp paper towel and put them in a food storage bag to make them last up to a week.
If there’s no room in your crisper drawer, you can always put your radishes in a tightly sealed jar of cold water and refrigerate it for up to a week.
Freezing radishes is always an option when you’re considering long-term storage—just keep in mind that freezing could affect their flavor.
When it comes to long-term solutions, dirt is one of the very best. If you have a basement with a root cellar or a cold room, cover your radishes with soil and they’ll stay fresh for up to three months.
Pickling will significantly change the taste of your radishes, but if you enjoy eating them this way, it’s one of the best storage methods since they can stay fresh for up to six months.