- How long does fresh watercress last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep watercress refrigerated at all times.
To maximize the shelf life of fresh watercress in the refrigerator, wrap the watercress in a damp paper towel and place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
How long does fresh watercress last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh watercress will usually keep well for about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze watercress? Fresh watercress does not freeze well and is not recommended.
How to tell if watercress is bad or spoiled? Watercress that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any watercress that has an off smell or appearance.
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