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How to keep kale in airtight bags from getting soggy in refrigerator

josemartinlopez | Jun 16, 202010:33 AM     1

There's an amazing Singapore urban farming company called Sustenir that supplies airtight, prewashed 125g bags of kale with the stems on to the Cold Storage grocery across the street from me. I have been eating kale salad every day, having found good sources of olive oil and vinegar plus cherry tomatoes by the kilo at the nearby market. Kale airflown from Australia is less fresh and stiffer by the time it gets to me.

My problem is that the kale gets soggy and wilted inside the bag, even just on the next morning after you buy the kale the previous afternoon. 4-5 days later, there is enough moisture that gathers on the leaves that these are damp when taken out of the bag, and the texture makes it inedible (even though the bag says it is good for about 10 days). I usually put the kale in the bottom compartment of the refrigerator.

Should I be doing something else like:
- opening the bags and putting the kale in plastic containers?
- opening the bags slightly and breaking the airtight seal, but keep the kale in the bags in the fridge?
- opening the bags and wrapping the kale in paper towels, but keep the kale in the bags in the fridge?

I can't find the e-mail for the company so haven't been able to ask them.

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