Stand the spears upright in a glass containing 1-2cm of water, cover with a plastic bag and store in the fridge. If space is an issue, wrap the spears in a clean, damp tea towel and store in the crisper section of the fridge. This way your asparagus spears will stay crisp for up to three days.



Should uncooked asparagus be refrigerated?

Yes. Asparagus should be refrigerated. This will help it stay fresh longer. In a pinch, keep it wrapped in a breathable plastic bag (like this one) or loosely wrapped in the plastic produce bag from the grocery store and put it in the high-humidity crisper drawer in your refrigerator.

Should asparagus be washed before refrigerating?

Do not wash or rinse your asparagus before storing it. This will make it spoil quickly. It’s best to trim the bottoms off and stand up the stems in a glass jar with 1/2 inch of cold water and then refrigerate them.

How should you store asparagus in the refrigerator?

Place the spears in a glass jar, cut ends down. Fill the jar with about 1 inch of water. Loosely cover tips of the asparagus with a plastic bag. Store in the front of the fridge for up to 10 days.

How long can you keep uncooked asparagus in the fridge?

Fresh asparagus usually has a shelf life of three to five days in the refrigerator. However, if you refrigerate asparagus in a glass jar with a little bit of water, it can stay fresh for up to ten days. When the ends of your asparagus spears become dark green and mushy, it’s time to throw them away.

What is the best way to store asparagus?

If that’s not in the cards, store them as you would store cut flowers: Trim the bottoms and stand the spears up in a glass or jar with about an inch of water. Cover with a plastic bag then refrigerate them for up to 4 days. Change the water as it gets cloudy to keep the asparagus perky and fresh.

What are the best tips for freezing asparagus?

Avoid asparagus that is brown or discolored; it won’t taste good after freezing. Chop off the woody ends. Chop about one inch from the ends of the asparagus. The chewy texture of the ends is unpleasant, especially after freezing, so make sure you get rid of the entire dry or woody part. Boil water and prepare an ice bath.

How do you measure asparagus?

Stand the asparagus up in a glass or jar with about an inch or two of water, making sure all the ends are sitting in the water. We’ve found that a 2-cup measuring cup is a great container.

Can You overcook cooked asparagus?

Don’t overcook the asparagus. Store the asparagus in an airtight container. Cooked asparagus will last the longest if you store it in a container with as little air as possible. A plastic or glass food storage container with a tight-fitting lid is best.