How to store leeks?

November 4, 2014
How to store leeks?

When creating the right conditions, leeks can be stored for six months without losing their vitamins. How to store leek - our article will tell.

On the beneficial properties of onions, see the article What is useful leek.

Fresh leek storage

  • Prepare a box of wood or plastic and fill it with sand about five centimeters;
  • In the sand in an upright position, install the onion stalks, filling the space between the rows with a 10-centimeter layer of wet sand;
  • Store the drawer in the fridge on the bottom shelf;
  • In this form, the leek can be stored for up to six months;
  • If the box is large, you can also store it on the balcony, wrapped tightly with a towel or thick cloth;
  • During storage it is required to periodically check onions. If you notice dried or rotten stems, they must be removed.

Onion storage in the refrigerator

  • Trim the roots and leaves of the onion and rinse the leek in cool water;
  • Dry the stems and pack them in plastic bags, making small holes in them for air circulation;
  • Onions can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 months.

Onion Frost

  • Damaged leaves must be removed from the stem;
  • Then rinse the onion under water and let it dry in a dark place, spreading it on a clean kitchen towel;
  • Next, chop the onion into rings or straws, pack in plastic bags and store in the freezer;
  • Frozen onions can be stored all winter.

Drying onions

  • Wash the onions by cutting off the damaged leaves;
  • Cut the onion into rings or chips and spread on a baking sheet in a thin layer;
  • Preheat oven to 50 degrees and dry the onions for 20 minutes. The oven door must be left open, the bow must be periodically stirred;
  • Put the dried onions in a fabric bag, tin box or glass jar.

Storage of onions in the basement

  • After you have removed the onions from the bed, lightly shake the roots off the ground and fold the plants in a bucket;
  • Bury the onion roots in a box of wet sand with the stems in an upright position;
  • In this form, onions can be stored all winter in the basement or cellar.