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How to Store Cauliflower

General How to Store Cauliflower Info

Cooked cauliflower becomes mushy and unappetizing even when refrigerated under the best of conditions; best to only cook what you can consume in a single day.

Short Term Cauliflower Storage

Cauliflower stores poorly, both raw and cooked; it quickly acquires a strong and unpleasant odor.

Store unwashed cauliflower for 4 to 5 days in a perforated plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator when raw; do NOT store in a sealed container as cauliflower needs oxygen.

Washed raw florets should be tightly wrapped in plastic; they will keep refrigerated for 3 or 4 days.

Cauliflower Long Term Storage

Cauliflower freezes poorly; the flavor is okay, but it becomes watery and unappetizing.

Florets can also be pickled.

Cauliflower Side Notes

The creamy white variety of cauliflower is most familiar, but a purple variety is also available.

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